Was going on my run and as I headed down what is my usual 8-mile route, I decided to take a small detour and head down a different road. I ended up in a fairly unknown section of road, saw a few deer, and saw a rear boundary marker for one of the county's mysteries, Pear Mount Farm. I never expected to see the deer or the sign for Pear Mount.
Aside from the new views and the odd signs, the run was okay. The road was super dry and dusty so I had sock lines when I finished but over all, the conditions were just about perfect. Maybe just a hair chilly but pretty darn good.
The sun was just coming over the tree tops as I started.
The unexpected sign.
The unexpected sneaker.
Some cow porn for my mother.
Temps were about 50F in the shade and 55F in the sun. Towards the end I could feel the road warming up. Sun was out in full but the start was a big hazy with fog. Humidity was low. Very light breeze.
Fluids and Fuel:
Pre-run was a little iced coffee and yogurt. During the run I had a bottle of Hammer Fizz and half a bottle of plain water. Way less fluids than I'm used to but it felt fine. Recovery was a breakfast burrito, two eggs, and the rest of my coffee.
Aches and Pains:
Nothing really hurt until about Mile 2 when my shins started to ache a bit. After a half mile things cleared up.
Wore arm sleeves, gloves, winter hat, and an extra pair of shorts. Took the gloves off around the halfway point. Hands got chilly but eventually warmed up. Also took along my recorder for a podcast show and that was it.
Took my phone and the large pepper spray. Both fit nicely in my pocket.
Outbound - 40:14 (AVG HR 140)
Inbound - 40:27 (AVG HR 146)
Finish - 1:20:41
AVG HR - 143
MAX HR - 172
MIN HR - 77