Arrived back from Brewer, went for a short run to loosen up the legs. Sore quads, but they loosened up. Ran into several ATV'ers, all very friendly, with one group stopped off the trail for a cigarette break (yech) and beers. Their surprise at seeing a runner out in the woods was apparent and quite comical.
The wind and dry air helped keep the deer fly numbers down. Water levels were high and muddy at the brook from the rain from Hurricane Arthur's outskirts the day before, and the salmon weren't rising.
Ran 3.5 miles @ 9:24/mile pace.
Upper 70s, partly cloudy, breezy.
Inov-8 Roclite 243, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.
Met up with Ian and Mike at 11am to run the BBU loop. Warm out, but the humidity was low and the wind was kicking. Nice to once again run in the heart of deer fly season and not have them be too big of a nuisance.
Legs were wicked tired at first, and I wondered if I'd be able to complete the loop. Ian reminded me that I should tough it out, regardless of pace, for training purposes. He was totally right, and I did. Thankfully, the pace didn't need to slow to complete the loop; I felt much better after a few miles, only feeling sore quads on the steepest climbs and descents and my energy was fine.
Great run, capped off with a quart of chocolate milk afterwards.
Ran 15.5 miles @ 10:28/mile pace.
Upper 70s to mid-80s, sunny, breezy.
Inov-8 Roclite 243, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap, Nathan double water belt (water).