Saturday, March 26, 2011

Elk Farm Loop

Chilly morning for this time of year (mid-teens) so I opted to make it a lazy morning and wait until things warmed up a bit before heading out. Did just that, and hit the road a little after 10am.

I ran a loop that goes past a local elk farm. Very hilly route, and on the climb up the ridge my energy felt great but my legs felt just a touch tired. It's shaping up to be a high mileage week so I guess they should, but regardless, not a big deal.

The elk farm is at the highest point on the route, but none were out. It's a fun downhill from there, with alternating drops and level sections that makes one feel like they are running down a ginormous staircase. Saw a couple of deer crossing the road along here at one point.

Finished up the run feeling pretty strong. Looking forward to the final long run before the taper tomorrow.

Ran 11.7 miles @ 7:47/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (didn't feel like wearing the strap).
Paved and dirt roads.
Very hilly.
Lower to mid 30s, sunny, windy.
Saucony Kinvara, long pants, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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