Sunday, August 19, 2007

Another Fine Day

Ran 5.7 miles @ 7:34/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 152/169
Paved and dirt roads.
Very hilly.
60 degrees, mostly cloudy.

One couldn't ask for better weather lately. Nice it's going to continue through much of the week. It's simply making me impatient for fall to arrive here for real next month. Ah, the school year starting (every early August, I always start to look forward to going back to teach), apple picking, apple pie and cider, football, leaves changing, helping coach cross country, great running weather... but I digress....

I had originally planned on doing more miles today, but thought that would be pushing it a little. Was fine with what I did today though. Knowing that we have a long run planned with a few of the GAC folks down in Massachusetts next weekend is also comforting.

Good little run today. Passed a friendly woman riding her horse on the dirt road. I learned at the Vermont 100 (which also has a horse race on the same course) that it's a good idea to talk to the horse if you're passing it from behind so it knows the noise is just from a person, so I did just that.

Rest day tomorrow, so that'll be a good chance to give more details on the race at Bradbury Mountain this late October, sponsored by the good folks at LL Bean. My running buds Ian and Stephen have worked hard and made good use of their connections to make this happen. More tomorrow.

Happy running everyone, and if you're a New Englander, enjoy this weather!


Love2Run said...

Glad to hear your running is going well. It has been near ideal conditions the last few days. Can you tell me how you get a map overlay with Sportraks? It's neat to see the landscape.

Marc said...

Ah yes, the weather is PERFECT!!

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, the changing seasons are what make new england such a special place to live.

Good luck on your trail running talk at Peak Performance tomorrow night. Katy and I will have to miss it as we will not be around.