Veterans Day & a Nice Run Outside

I hope all the veterans out there had a good day and that the memories were the good ones.

This photo is in remembrance of my Grandfather who served in the Navy during WWII and was in Tokyo Harbor when the surrender was signed. He never would tell which ship he served on and didn’t talk all that much about where he was other than he – almost hit one of the Admirals (notice I used the plural form), with a 2×4 when he was attempting hit a rat, as a story he told when he was in his cups.

The little girl in the photo is my mother – I miss them both.

Getting back to today.

Today was a very nice late fall day, temps were in the low 30’s and a 6mph breeze out of the west, northwest, when I started and by the time I ended were in the high 30’s with as much sunshine as you could expect for November. Also I am starting to get acclimated to the colder temps so if we get any of those warmer days again, I will wilt quickly.

At the last minute I decided to check out how the Adios 3s would do on a longer for me run. I fully expected to run this at around a 9:00 minute or comfortable pace and wasn’t planning on pushing the pace either.

The first 3.0 miles were within 15 seconds of that 9:00 minute pace, but coming back down from Goodhue Road, I can’t held but pick up the pace fairly well. That downhill running thing, with the breeze almost behind me let me go a little quicker than on the way out. Plus there was a woman out running with her dog and I wanted to see if I could catch them somewhere on Tiffany. I never did see them again, but they also had about three quarters of mile head start from when I took off from Goodhue turn-around. 🙂

Once I got to mile 5.0 to 6.0, (especially when I didn’t see the woman and her dog), I started to purposely slow down and then for the last mile I didn’t push Stevens Hill and while I picked it up a little after I got back on the tar, it wasn’t anything all that hard either.

The Adios 3s did better than the other shoes I currently have in my rotation as a comfortable daily trainer – which is scary to me. If I was to use them as my regular daily runners I would loosen up the lower laces just a tad. However, otherwise my feet felt better than they have in a while on this course.

Overall a very nice 7.0 mile run and the second fastest time on the course without trying to run fast on it. 🙂