Saturday, April 11, 2009

If You Like the Weather, Just Wait a Minute

Early morning run at Pineland was met with quite a contrast weather-wise. Yesterday afternoon, it was in the lower 60s and sunny and I was sweating during the run. This morning, we ran in snow and sleet with overcast, dreary skies. Welcome to spring in Maine.

I had planned on around 12 miles today, but ended up doing a bit more. Legs felt a bit heavy and as a result, I was a bit slow, even with the trails being quite muddy (that definitely made things a bit slower). I think I'd benefit by taking the next two days off. Nothing unusual going on, just my body asking for a bit of a rest.

As always, great company today for the group run. Stephen and I got there before the others to get a head start on the day. Ran the first half with him, and the second half with Emma and Mindy.

Ran 16.2 miles @ 10:20/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 139/155
Muddy trails.
Very hilly.
Lower to upper 30s, overcast with light snow and sleet.
Long pants, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt.

1 comment:

middle.professor said...

Jamie - you are the fastest blogger in the East! Even weirder weatherwise - it was still very overcast by the end of our run but we had a beautiful view of the Presidentials while drinking our coffee and eating our cinnamon rolls from the comfy leather couch in The Market. Must have been very clear and sunny 60miles to the west! We talked about you leading us on some white mountain loops, although I don't think I'm ready for the pemi loop yet (at least at the speed you and James knock it down).