Travelling back from Milpitas, CA to Provo. Hit the chains required area on the mountain pass on I-80 near Truckee, CA. It put us behind a bit, but it could have been worse. We did not have enough cash with us. The chain installer looked at us, then said, "you, guys, look honest" and agreed to take our out of state check.
Ran about 3.3 in Verdi, NV during a stop. Then a little more in Elko, NV.
Passed 4 prison areas in Nevada. One of them was ironically called Independence Valley. That brought back some memories of serving in a church calling in a juvenile detention center. One time I was doing a presentation on how obeying the Word of Wisdom helps you be a better runner. Trying to make a point, I said: "How fast can you run when you are drunk?". One of the inmates responded, apparently speaking from experience: "You think you can do a good quarter, but then you try and it does not work. Then you've got cops all over you."
Another time I observed them playing a video game where they had to run away from the cops (state-provided video game, curiously enough). They were driving pretty wild in it. Trying to bring some sense into them, I remarked that if they drove like that in real life they get their tires spiked. One of the guys answered, again apparently speaking from experience and with an apparent scoff at my ignorance: "They do not spike in the city!"
Got home, unpacked, ran with the kids. Then returned the rental car, and ran back. Had the HRM with me this time. Coughing like crazy. HR at 140-144 at any pace, even 7:30. Speeding up does not increase it. Not feeling good. Cut the run short to 3.25 miles to make the total 8.