Today's run was supposed to be at an easy pace, especially after yesterday's craptastic run and also because the humidity was very high again today. For the first two miles it was and then I got to thinking about the break-in and I started running faster. Splits of 8:05, 7:55, 7:10, 6:59, 6:38 and the last half mile at a 6:27/mile pace. At least it felt comfortable and easy.
Deer flies were only out for a half mile stretch during the dirt road portion of the loop, and even then they weren't so bad. They're normally really horrible during that whole stretch. I expected much worse given the warm temps and humidity, but thankfully not the case.
Was going to do interval work tomorrow but am thinking I'll probably run long instead. It's just more needed at this point.
Ran 5.5 miles @ 7:16/mile pace.
Paved and dirt roads.
Upper 70s, sunny, very humid.
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, singlet.