So anyway I woke up around 7:45 to take my morning run. I was a little pissed off because on Tuesdayafternoon I wasn't even able to run 5 miles without stopping, but that was because I hadn't rested much and I had just taken a 3 hour polygraph so Iwas mentally exhausted. Anyway I started my run from my complex to the paved trail and I noticed that even after 2.5 miles and some rough hills that Iwasn't even taxed..so right then I decided I was going to run the entire trail and then some and then all the way back. I wound up finishing 16 miles in 2 hours 57 minutes, which seems kind of sucky, but when you consider all the longsweeping hills/inclines (at least three of the hills were almost 1/2 mile long and one was a long and straight 3/4 of a mile hill) and the fact that I havenever ran over 8 1/2 miles before it is pretty impressive. Not to mention that I am not some 150 skinny dude...I am pushing 240 pounds. I did the calorieburner calculator and I burned 3700 calories for that run, and when you consider I haven't eaten breakfast that means I'm in a 3700 calorie deficit,not to mention my daily recommended intake of 2700 calories. So I am going to eat a pizza and rest a day, then get back out there. I can already swim a mile without stopping using the breastroke, and I can bike indefinitely, so I am almost there to beable to complete a full triathlon. All that running in the 115 degree heat in Iraq has made my stamina pretty dang good. Anybody in here interested in triathlons or marathons?