High school cross country season has begun and we have practice each weekday at 8am. So, Mindy graciously agreed to meet with me at the land trust over at the Bunk of Kenny for a trail run later in the morning after practice.
We first explored the land trust about a month ago and we were both very impressed with it. The trails are extensive, scenic and just all around great. Like last time, today we ended up getting lost. Not really lost, per se, but seven miles into the run we had a "saaaaay, wait a minute..." moment and we weren't where we thought we were. But we knew where we were. Or at least Mindy did. She had run there one other time so she was more familiar with the trails than I was (though she had gotten lost then as well) and led us back on track.
But the extra mileage was most welcome. Missing a turn ended up tacking on almost three extra miles, but my legs are feeling pretty good from the race Sunday and the stiff ankle I had rolled was loosened up and feeling fine a few miles into the run. Plus, the conversation was entertaining and ran the gamut of topics of races, books, writing, education and other stuff.
And another awesome bonus: NO DEER FLIES! 'Nuff said.
Ran 10.2 miles @ 10:22/mile pace.
Mid 60s, overcast.
Adidas Adizero XT, shorts, short sleeved shirt, hand held bottle (water).