It is immensely satisfying to stop at the Salmon Pool, swat and kill deer flies, drop them into the water and watch the baby salmon gobble them up. Today I dropped two into the water and within seconds there was a splash and they were gone. Awesome.
Run itself was short and sweet. Just wanted to loosen up after yesterday. Surprisingly, not really creaky or tight at all, just some general muscle fatigue. Very comfortable recovery pace. Very, very glad that the heel continues to feel fine. It really was the shoes.
Speaking of which, I ordered a pair of Inov-8 Roclite 243s this morning. Should have them by mid-week, giving me the chance to get in a few runs with them before tackling the Pemi Loop on Saturday. The shoes, on paper at least, are everything I was looking for: Low profile, very little heel lift (3mm), aggressive tread and reinforced sidewalls. Hopefully they'll fit okay.
Ran 3.5 miles @ 10:03/mile pace.
Lower 60s, sunny.
New Balance MT110, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap