One of those beautiful runs that make all the painful, miserable one worthwhile.
I took a long lunch and ran over to Wheeler Farm and ran on its trails for an hour. The trails are no longer covered in ice and just had patches of snow and mud and soft soil. (The mud was a bit sticky and slippery, but my hobnail shoes conquered all). I was just pushing a little past my comfort zone and really felt great. Legs were strong and feeling good overall. The fifth mile I could start to feel the effort from pushing and had to fight off slowing down.
11:19 (stupid stoplights and traffic)/10:23/10:10/10:18/10:10
Tried out my new running pack (it is a Nathan running vest) that I am hoping to use for the 50 miler.
Oh - and in case you are curious - 17 days until my 50 mile run.
Tonight I am hoping to do additional miles running uphill on the treadmill.