Thursday, November 16, 2006

Easy Seven

Ran 7.1 miles @ 7:56/mile pace. Paved roads, big hills.

I did an easy pace and it felt quite nice. It was the kind of run where I went into it feeling banged up but after a few miles I felt great. I just took it easy and enjoyed the run, only having to remind myself to put on the brakes a few times and felt okay just going slow. Weather has been strange. Very warm out, and in just shorts and a wicking t-shirt I started sweating after a mile. Very foggy out this afternoon, and more drenching rains are expected tonight and tomorrow with the passing cold front, which will finally bring temperatures down to normal.

I feel like I'll be in pretty decent shape for the 5K on Sunday and I'm looking forward to it. I enjoy ultras and marathons more, but shorter races like this are still very enjoyable. It's a heck of a lot of fun just booking it once the race starts and seeing if you can hold the pace, not to mention picking other runners off. I love competing, it's just fun, pure and simple.


Olga said...

Good luck Sunday!!!! Go have fun:)

UMaine Cooperative Extension said...

Have a great race Sunday. Looking forward to the report. Cannot wait to see read about a sub 19.