I once again checked the weather forecast and the news was grim: Another major deluge on the way today, with the chance of rain increasing as the day progressed. I decided to head out even earlier than my last few runs, just shortly after 9:30 a.m.
I further cut down on the time outdoors by starting the run as soon as I got to the river.
To my surprise, it remained dry for the entire run and the rest of the afternoon (it finally started to rain in the evening). With the temperature again being unseasonably balmy, conditions were downright mild.
And yet I performed worse than the previous river run, not only by being slower, but also having a higher BPM. Boo.
I can only surmise that I was still feeling Monday’s run, my body was not quite ready to start running so early (relatively speaking) and I only did about a 15-minute warm-up walk. Another factor may have been the pace of the first km took a lot of wind out of my proverbial sails (5:50/km), reflected by the fact that it wasn’t until the final km that I began to pick up the pace again.
Oh well. At least I had no issues.
It turns out a lot of people walk their dogs in the morning on the trail and, perhaps strangely, there were a number of people walking pairs of dogs, with the dogs being gigantic. Like taking a couple of ponies out for a morning stretch. They were all leashed, though, so yay for that.
Run 670 Average pace: 6:04/km Location: Brunette River Start: 9:56 a.m. Distance: 5:02 km Time: 30:30 Weather: Cloudy Temp: 12ºC Humidity: 90% Wind: light BPM: 159 Weight: 178.6 Total distance to date: 4956 km Devices: Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 12, AirPods (3rd generation) Shoes: Saucony Switchback ISO (220 km)