With cross country season over along with work and grad school commitments waning for the moment, I feel as if the proverbial huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders for now. Oh yeah, and now that the Red Sox have won the World Series (woohoo!!!!), it'll make going to bed earlier much easier. All of this is good timing, as the temperatures are very ideal and the extra time is needed to take advantage of the shrinking daylight as we approach the winter solstice. That will be even more of a factor after this weekend when the clocks fall back an hour.
So, it felt really good to hit the hilly roads near my school this afternoon. Sunny with temps in the mid-40s made wearing a long sleeve wicking shirt over a short sleeved one necessary. That felt great! However, it did take about three miles before my legs felt warmed up. Once they did, the run felt pretty easy and the pace began to pick up. A good step towards increasing the mileage again to get that base down, something I'm really looking forward to doing.
Below is a pic of Chuck and I working the finish line of the Bradbury Bruiser 12-mile Trail Race yesterday, taken by his wife Katy.
Ran 7.2 miles @ 7:38/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 151/172
Mid 40s, sunny, a bit breezy.