Saturday, March 16, 2013

Successful Long Run

Wasn't sure what to expect with today's long run since this is a pretty big mileage week for me, but was pleasantly surprised. Legs felt very fresh and peppy despite today's run putting me at 68.5 miles so far for the week.

Held back at first to play it safe with the soleus muscles which are still a bit sore, but getting better. Did the town hall loop twice. In the second loop, let the pace progress down throughout and it felt pretty effortless. Legs didn't feel the slightest hint of tiredness until mile 17. Pretty encouraging.

Another bonus: Finally heard the first red-winged blackbird of the season. Pretty late, but I'm sure they've been around and I just haven't been at the right place at the right time. Still, now it feel likes spring.

Speaking of spring, actually a bit chilly today. Fortunately, the bright sunshine coupled with very light winds made it feel much warmer. Great running weather.

Ran 20.3 miles @ 7:36/mile pace.
Paved roads.
Very hilly.
Upper 20s to mid 30s, partly cloudy.
Saucony Virrata, long tights, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves. Switched to a buff and ditched the jacket after the first loop, putting on a short sleeved shirt over the long sleeved one.


Grellan said...

Very solid run Jamie. Is there a marathon on the horizon?

Same beautiful weather on this side of the Atlantic today.

Jamie said...

Grellan - Boston!