09292018 – Run

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.

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