Road Running 2:19:00  18.6 mi (7:28 / mi) +250m 7:10 / mi
shoes: Altra gray
Winner's Circle biweekly "Boston Training" run organized by Bob K. Loop course from his house near Rt 4 in Durham. Nicely marked course with 3 waterstops. Options were 12, 14, 16, 18 miles. W to Durham, UNH Main Str, then Edgewood to Emerson-Bagdad, then Canney-Perkins-Evans, then Pudding Hill - Freshet - Drew. Then I modified the 18 miler by adding a loop into Dover going N on Backriver Rd to 108, then S then left on Mast Road and back to BR Road, then to Rt 4 junctions and back to Bob's house.
Perfect day for running: 10F at start; 20F and end, sunny and still. It was clear that I would have to run by myself (my buddies from the Pub Run did not show up), the others' pace was too slow for me. Did not matter, the middle part was especially beautiful - can't believe I never ran here! (Canney-Perkins-Evans). Tried to remain relaxed as much as I could throughout, although I lost some energy as my Perpetuum was frozen and I missed the 3rd water stop. But I kept my 7:30 pace even as the roads became more rolling and hilly after mile 10.
With this run I more than doubled my road miles this week compared to previous weeks. I hope to keep this up through the first week of April.
I felt pretty refreshed at the end, which is a good sign. Nice occasion with a relaxed 2-hour social afterwards at the house - my minestrone was well received in addition to Bob's chili and Sinthi's spring rolls. Next Boston training run is in 2 weeks.