I usually don't make the Trail Monster Running Tuesday Night Runs, but with Kate already in Portland it all worked out easily enough. Really like running there, so hope to make it there more often in the future.
During yesterday's rest day, I was feeling a little beat up from the high mileage last week. Kinda still felt like that this morning as well, but all systems go by this evening. Energy was great and the legs only a wee bit tired.
I ended up running the whole way with Jeff, which is always a treat. For some reason, the deer flies found him to be a treat as well. We all had them chasing us, but Jeff won the biggest deer fly cloud of the evening award and during key spots he had several dozen of them buzzing around his head. Kinda odd, as they normally attack the highest target more (which is usually me, unless Jim is around).
Ran 5.6 miles @ 8:35/mile pace.
Lower 80s, sunny, very humid.
Brooks Mach 11, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.