No doubt these will serve me well for shorter distances on both trails and roads, though if it is very muddy out, they'll likely stay inside as the tread is far from aggressive.
As for the run itself, I had planned on it just being an easy run on the converted railroad trails. However, the pace naturally just started dipping and I went with it, and got a great progression run out of it as a result. Pretty easy to go fast on these trails, as they are very well packed down overall, and the elevation change is very gradual.
Nice surprise as I ran into a runner on the return back who works in my school district. She's also running the Mt. Desert Island Marathon next month and it'll be her first. I have a feeling she'll rock it.
Splits for the eight miles ended up as follows:
Felt great overall, and even the faster paces felt relatively easy. Good sign, as I didn't expect to be this recovered from Sunday's race.
Also, it's the 4th anniversary of my blog! Can't believe I've logged every single run, bike, nordic ski, and every other cardiovascular workout here since then, but I have. I truly do it for myself, but appreciate it how some people actually follow what I post, so thanks.
Ran 8.0 miles @ 7:14/mile pace.
Well packed trails, some paved roads/paved trails (~1.5 miles worth)
Lower 60s, overcast.
Brooks Mach 11, shorts, short sleeved shirt.
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