Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Beautiful Loop

Ran the 15-mile "Beautiful Loop" at Bradbury Mountain today with Jim and Stephen. Mindy, Val, Rick and Eric were also with us for part of the run but ran shorter distances.

We saw Ian before we headed out, who was with Ryan making preparations for tomorrow's Bradbury White Out Snowshoe Race. He told us that he and Emma had run the loop yesterday and the trail conditions were amazing. He wasn't lying. They were PERFECT. Very well packed down and fast. It seriously could not have been any better.

Despite fast conditions, we opted not to go fast. I think Stephen, Jim and I were having so much fun jibber-jabbering about movies, books, races and everything else that the pace was totally irrelevant and we were just enjoying the run and the conversation. Definitely a lot of fun. The party continued at Edna and Lucy's where we grabbed a bite to eat afterwards.

Ran 15.1 miles @ 9:33/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (didn't feel like wearing the strap)
Well packed snowmobile trails.
Very hilly.
8 degrees to start, upper 20s to end, mostly cloudy.
Adidas Adizero XT (screwed), long tights, fleece jacket, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves, handheld water bottle.

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