Fortunately for Bryan Estes and myself the weather forecast was wrong again! What was supposed to be a horrific day ended up being an incredibly nice morning. It was clear, the trails had drained well, it was not too cold and I felt better than expected. Bonus.
To top it off, for the first time in recent months we managed to finish this loop in a time close to 1:30 and that was with three nature breaks along the way. Nice.
I also had my brand new Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp on which is way better than what I used to use. In fact, it has almost twice the lumens of my old light... only now do I realize how inadequate my old light was and this new light isn't even half as powerful as what some folks strap on.
We started out very slow. At first I thought today was going to be quite leisurely but then about half way in I felt better and sped up just a little. It wasn't much but because I could see where I was going and because I was feeling a little better the speed never fell off so for a change we finished strong instead of just finishing.
Interestingly my heart rate never got very high in spite of the feeling that at times I was working pretty good, I guess this really was an endurance run. Or my perception of output while running is still not in sync with reality.
|Breakfast||4:45 AM - large bottle w/4 scoops Perpetuem|
|Workout Food||5:30 AM - gel|
bottle w/1 scoop HEED and 1 tablet Nuun
|Time of Day||5:30 AM|
|Weather||low 40s, partly cloudy, calm, dry|
|Equipment||Brooks Cascadia 7, hand-held bottle|
|Clothing||Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks Infinity Short III, Craft long sleeve undershirt, Brooks Podium LS shirt, Polypropylene gloves|
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