Solid seven miler this morning, running the big loop in the woods out back. Good energy, despite only having two cups of espresso and no breakfast other than two blocks of energy chews.
Deer flies were only bad in two spots: on the old logging road at the start of the run and a climb up a hill about halfway into the run. I had feared they'd be bad on the final, long stretch of fire road, but the wind kept them at bay there. Non-existent on the single and double track. That was a nice treat.
Very good pace for this route. I'd classify it as moderate. You can fly on the fire roads but the actual trails are quite technical... good mix and the effort was the same all around.
The new Inov-8s come in tomorrow afternoon, looking forward to that.
Ran 7.4 miles @ 9:13/mile pace.
Mid to upper 60s, partly cloudy, breezy.
New Balance MT110, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.