It was the first chilly morning of fall. We didn’t actually freeze or frost over night, but the temp was 38f when I left the house. That’s cold enough for gloves, a second layer shirt, and I wore ear band which might have been overkill.
At this point I’m just trying to get some miles in before the Loopet Loppet in a few weeks. I don’t have a specific training plan and I feel like I’m recovered from the marathon. I have no desire to get up at 4:30am right now to run so I’m content with a mid length run on the weekend.
I haven’t run at Wirth since the marathon so it was nice to be out on the familiar trails. It did feel odd to just be running them and not having a specific workout that needed to be done. I did the main loop I usually run adding in a little more here and there. When I got back to The Trailhead I hit the Area 36 trails and popped out by the Chalet to come home.
I wasn’t trying to run hard at all and I’m feeling a little sore from some of the CrossFit workouts from earlier in the week. I did 6.4 miles in 1:05. I almost didn’t see the nice buck that was eating along the southern edge of the park. I also saw a skunk a little bit later.