Met up with the Trail Monster gang and we ran the Bradbury Scuffle course, about six miles of technical trails over relatively short but challenging, rollercoaster hills. Race is next weekend and I'm pretty excited about it.
I'm far from being back to my true running form, but I should still be okay for said race. Today's run felt like a moderate effort, maybe a little more than that but not much, and I still averaged under nine a mile, which isn't bad for these trails.
On the way home, picked up fresh batteries for the heart rate monitor, so I look forward to using that again. It's been a long while since I last used it, and it's a great training aid. Nice to be able to quantify the effort put into runs and compare.
Ran 6.2 miles @ 8:55/mile pace.
Deer flies killed: 2 (and those were the only two I was aware of the whole morning).
Upper 60s to mid 70s, sunny.
Asics Trails Attacks, shorts, sleeveless shirt, cap, handheld water bottle.