It was cool today, but otherwise beautiful, and I couldn't wait to get out for a run. I felt good. I wanted to wait until the temp rose a bit, but I finally headed for the river trail about 10 am with the mercury at 28. There was very little wind, so it was darn near perfect running weather.
My legs felt really springy, and I went out a little faster than I should have, doing 9:45 for the first mile. I really should be more careful with an Achilles tendon freshly healed.
Everything felt so good, though, that I revised my expected mileage several times, from 4 to 5, 5 to 6, and finally to 7. I probably should have quit at 6.5, but once I got that close to 7 I figured I might as well round it off. I was tired in that last mile, but I still ran it in 9:12. Overall I averaged 9:18.
I was tired, hungry and thirsty after this one, all good feelings. Count me happy and thankful to be able to record one like this after such a long time on the mend. -- Rob