It was even more gorgeous out there tonight than it was last night. It hit something like 15C today! I got to head right out in a tank instead of needing to strip down halfway through.
After my really inadequate dinner of nachos and a gel, I headed out to the gravel road and figured I would tear it up and do my speedwork out there. Little did I know that since my last foray to the gravel, they had grated and re-graveled much of the area.
But I did my best. I didn't run the 2 x 1.6k sections non-stop. Between cars and dirt bikes out on the road, it was nearly impossible to stay to the middle of the road where it was flattest.
At the turn-around (4.5k) I took this pic back toward town. If you look really close - you can see houses along the left side of the horizon - that is the end of my street.
If you look even closer (with a magnifying glass, perhaps), you can see a friggin' screaming red-winged blackbird on every one of those power poles. And we all know how much I LOOOVE red wing black birds.
Nervous smile as I head for home. At least I didn't get swooped once.
9K done. My longest mid-week run ever, I think. 1:04. I credit my magic pants - not the speedwork, for that pace.
First impressions of the pants? I like them. First - I feel like a superhero in them - all tall and skinny and not a jiggle in sight ;) They made me feel like I had springs in my legs that kept them going and let me power through whenever I could. I liked that feeling.
and, because I forgot to post it yesterday - here is the pic of the new strap on my Garmin. Loving it so much more than the rubber one.