Slowly coming back to form. Lately, my weekday runs are taking place after work and that means temps in the 90's. So what ever the temp was this morning at 5:44, it was feeling pretty good. All relative I suppose. I ran down Greenbridge, east on Research, south on Cochran's Crossing, west on Lake Woodlands, west on Sterling Ridge, North on Bear Branch, East on Research, back north on Greenbridge to home. 13 plus miles. On Sterling Ridge, about half a mile before Bear Branch, I was over taken by a bunch of Green Woodlands Fitters. Green runners are the fast variety and it was surreal as I heard their foot falls on concrete and got closer and closer. It was like I was the "prey" and them the galloping horde of some kind. They eventually overtook me. Their Coach Dan Green was in the lead and said "Hi." I had one lady runner ask me if I was that blogger guy. I forgot to ask her for her name... Sorry! But they were all passing me by so there wasn't much time for conversation. Then I met the sweeper dude, an assistant coach and a yellow runner who I guess is thinking about joining the Green group. I ran with them for about a mile and half at around 9 ~ 9:15 pace. I forgot their names.... But I know the assistant coach is like a 3:30 marathoner so Boston is pretty close to his realm. The green runners were doing 6 today.
The best part of long distance? After burning about 1500 calories, I get to eat whatever I want today.
Time of Day: 5:44 AM
Distance: 13.23 miles
Time: 2 hr 17 min 05 secs
Pace: 10:22 min/miles
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 7 - 183.4 miles