Today's run could be the last run in sunny weather for several days. The forecast is calling for a 30% to 70% chance of rain every day for the next week. But being that this is New England, the forecast can and will most likely change.
I hope the rain does fall though. It would beat down the pollen that is driving my sinuses a bit nuts. It had me feeling sluggish today, but there were also other contributing factors. I made a large cheese omelet for breakfast, which doesn't exactly give me much energy. A combination of fruit and grains usually works best for me, but I was out.
I've also begun slowly weening myself down off coffee. Down from three extra large mugs to three small mugs, which is about a 2/3 reduction in volume. Today started a new step down. I don't want to have to be a coffee whore during Western States, and also want the maximum effects of caffeine to be felt.
But overall, the run still went pretty well. The highlight was as I was cresting a hill, not even three feet in front of me was a fawn that could only have been a few weeks old. Of course, it startled the crap out of me, and I let out a yell that for some reason sounded like Hank Hill, sending the poor little baby deer running into the woods. No sign of mama around.
Ran 11.0 miles @ 9:02/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A
Upper 60s to lower 70s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.