A nice run up the local mountain this morning. Legs felt quite dead for the first three, flat miles, but once the 2.5 mile climb up Ossipee began, things got better. Funny how that works.
Deer flies were numerous, but the nuisance factor was pretty low. They weren't biting much, and were moving slow and stayed out of my face. Most were content to ride on my shoulders and just stay there and not do anything, but I killed them anyway.
Vermont 100 is this weekend and I'm pacing John R. for the last 30 miles of his race. Very much looking forward to that.
Ran 11.0 miles @ 8:44/mile pace.
Paved roads, dirt roads, trails.
Mid to upper 60s, partly cloudy.
Saucony Virrata, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap, handheld bottle (diluted Gatorade).