Did you ever do one of those contemplative "one week ago I was doing this.." after a big run? I was doing that yesterday, and this morning.
I was at work last night, glanced at the clock about 830pm, and thought a week ago, I still descending off Little Bald Knob and Grindstone Mountain forever. Then this morning, in my nice flannel sheets with a semi-cuddly German Shepherd dog next to me, I thought about waking up in my vehicle and having to make a decision on a 4th loop.
I finally have a little time to myself to rest, relax and think.
I am kind of getting over my aversion to the cold weather, but I still might get my long run of 4 miles done on the treadmill today.
At the moment, I have the conclusion that many things-like other long runs-are not going to seem as difficult after that 108 mile fest. I probably will be proven wrong. I'm not trying to be cocky about it. At least mentally, at this time, other things don't seem as hard as that Wild Oak Trail.