Great run overall today. Started with
a small group at Longleaf. Felt sluggish and lagging behind first
couple miles. Stopped at Diane's lemonade stand, then into Starkey.
Eudair and I split off and got onto trails via horse corral. Out to
power lines then south for one mile. Beautiful morning as it was
getting light. It felt like forever since being on this section of
trails. Good to be back. Left the park then picked it up the last few
Efficient run with minimum time stopping today. So, I was able to get back home a little bit earlier than normal. Jenny had offered to take Thomas bowling and could stay there until about 9:30, so that took the pressure off me to rush my run.
So, although this was an efficient run, there was no pressure to be efficient so I enjoyed the entire run - except perhaps a little at the beginning when my ankles felt tight, especially the left one. But, I knew that feeling would pass and I would enter into the long run magic zone.
I have been getting a little bit of schedule wear lately. By that I mean the schedule has been wearing on me. I've tried to keep the schedule as loose as possible with just an approximate mileage goal for the week and a weekend long run. Now, the race is in just two weeks, so I'll just concentrate on not concentrating, cut back and run when I feel like it.