Week off is over. Felt great to hit the trails this afternoon. Explored some new trails and it was just great to be out running in the woods again. Very muddy, so that slowed things down quite a bit.
Feels weird not having a real goal race (other than Boston in over 10 months). It's like being a plastic bag blowing around aimlessly in the wind. Normally at this time of the year I'm thinking about building the base up and using a series of shorter races for training for a fall marathon. Might do a 50-miler this fall, but haven't decided anything yet. Would be a smart idea though.
Ran 4.7 miles @ 10:03/mile pace.
Upper 70s, partly cloudy.
Saucony Kinvara TR, shorts, short sleeved shirt, handheld bottle (diluted Gatorade).