The melting snow created some small pools causing some side to side dodging. Every now and then, a foot would get sucked into a mud pit and escape with a sucking sound. I probably should have splashed through the puddles instead. I came back covered in mud below the knee with my previously white socks a new shade of brown.
But it was a beautiful day....which leads me to my only two problems with this LR:
1) I wore too many layers. I was sweating like a madman. Probably had one too many shirts on. And the Adidas wind pants were questionable. I probably should have gone with shorts. Hard to break the winter habit though. I was dripping with sweat and mud and the layers felt like they were dragging me down by the end.
2) I went out too fast. Not on purpose; it was just such a great day. I had no idea how fast I was going and didn't bother to look at Garmin. The last 4 miles were a bit torturous as a result.
Ahhh, Spring has SPRUNG!! Has it not?
7:37 per mile
My first several miles were all under 7:30...as was the 11th mile for some reason. I was pretty whipped by the end though. It wasn't a comforting thought to consider I have to average 7:30 per mile for 26.2 to BQ. Ugh. A ways to go.
Still, a great day. A great run. All hail King Spring!