So, now that I only need band-aids to cover the stitches and it's healing up nicely, I hit the trails when I got home and ran the 4.5 mile trail-version of the dump loop. Felt a bit rusty, especially in that first mile, but all in all not bad at all. Just kept the pace slow and let the mind wander. Very pleasant run, I do declare.
Worth noting the deer flies are now out. I actually felt them flying around my head during the 50-miler last week. Like then, today they weren't really a nuisance and only out in the open areas. Not much harassment from them and I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
Ran 4.5 miles @ 9:19/mile pace.
Trails and a one mile section of dirt road.
Mid 70s, partly cloudy, somewhat humid.
Adidas Adizero XT, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.