With the Winter Solstice just a few weeks away, the sun is seeming to have a hard time climbing up into the sky. Even at the height of day, it hangs very low, seemingly anxious to get back to the other side of the earth. As a result, the length of day for my area today officially stands at 9 hours, 7 minutes, making every bit of sunlight precious.
The last few miles of today's 15-miler was a slow race against the fiery orb as we both began to call it a day. I was well prepared for the dark with a reflective vest and a headlamp. While I never used the headlamp, I have to give the victory to the sun as it was close to completely dark when I was finally done.
Good day, though I'm welcoming tomorrow's five mile recovery run.
Ran 15.0 miles @ 8:23/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 141/151
Mid-40s to upper-30s, sunny.
Shorts, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, refl. vest, beanie, gloves.