Saturday, December 15, 2012

Serene Seven

We're close to the solstice, which means the sun doesn't get very high in the sky. It appears to be tired. The shadows are especially long near dawn and dusk which gives the woods a peaceful glow as the horizontal rays break through the trees. There's a silence that is so prominent that it's loud, broken occasionally by the caw of a raven perched up in the trees. It's really nice.

Took the pace really easy. As the weekly mileage increases, so does the gap in pace for daily runs with the hard-easy principle. The legs were happy to take it easy today after yesterday's hill repeats but still more than up for the task of a slow, hilly run in the woods. Good. 

Ran 7.2 miles @ 9:49/mile pace. 
Trails and fire roads. 
Very hilly. 
Lower 20s to lower 30s, sunny. 
New Balance MT110, long tights, fleece pullover, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves. 

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