I woke up this morning to a light rain falling. Perfect. That would keep the deer flies at bay and I could comfortably hit the trails. That also provided the benefit of not worrying about pace so much. When running roads, I tend to pay much more attention to the quantitative data but during trail runs I usually focus more on the qualitative... which fit in perfectly with coming off a bonk.
I figured the energy would be there but wondered how the legs would feel. They felt a little heavy, especially at first, but still a far cry from the other day. On a good track and I mostly just ran along and enjoyed it, noting the increased prevalence of Queen Anne's lace and goldenrods, wildflowers that signify late summer.
Would like to do something medium-long to long tomorrow, but we'll see. Best to continue to play things by ear for a few more days before pushing myself harder.
Ran 7.9 miles @ 9:21/mile pace.
Trails, about one mile of paved roads.
Upper 60s, overcast, light rain.
New Balance MT110, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.