The plan today was to go out and do an easy 5.0 miler around the Middle Road. The temps were perfect, just a bit of a breeze and I was feeling really good, good enough to work more on keeping my feet straight. Plus I needed just about 5.0 miles to get 50 miles on my Saucony Zealot 3’s.
Unfortunately, that feeling good part did not last.
I started out easy and went pretty much by effort than attempting to hit any particular pace. I did work on keeping my feet straight and felt that it did help with keeping my feet feeling good.
Going down Philbrick Hill, I naturally picked up a little speed and just worked on maintaining my level of effort. Although if you look at the graph you can see how many vehicles I met while running and had to move over to the dirt shoulder. Each one of the dips is when I had to move off to the shoulder and then move back on the tar when a vehicle or vehicles went by, well until the 3.0 mile point.
When I got to the Town Garage road, I picked up the pace again because there was a vehicle that was waiting to turn while I was in the middle of the road. Then when I started going up the little hill on the other side I had to get over on the should a couple of times. Continue reading