Ahh, the weekly long run…I finally got one in after a few too many weeks away from it. This morning’s run was kind of up in the air until the last minute and Mary said that she had to do some errands in Waterville, which made up my mind which direction to go.
Actually, once I got going, it was the correct direction, the sun was out, temps were in the high 50’s and a nice 5-10 mph breeze right in my face just about the entire way. I think that the breeze actually helped towards the end of the run, I wasn’t overheated like I normally would be in this kind of weather and felt good all the way through to the end.
I started out a little faster than I wanted, (what a difference comfortable shoes make when you just want to run) and purposely slowed down the next couple of miles. Then when I got to Goodhue I managed to pick up the pace a little and hold it for most of the rest of the run.
Although I did slow down a bit once I got over on 10 Rod Road, between going up a long slow uphill section and the breeze in my face, I just sort of slowed down and then did a good job on the last mile and half.
Good long run and the pace felt pretty comfortable for that distance and I could have run a bit further without any issues.
Although while I was waiting for Mary to pick me up, I saw ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles converging on the road out front of Thomas College. I had to walk up to make sure that it wasn’t Mary in an accident (yeah, you always assume the worst).
When I got up to the end of the road, somehow a pickup truck had managed to demolish the softball field dugout. I am not sure how the driver managed to do it? I was glad it wasn’t Mary
Overall, I was very happy with how the Epic Reacts did on the run and how I felt during the run.