Easy trail flow 1:28:27  16.28 km (5:26 / km) +400m 4:50 / km
slept:9.0 shoes: Hoka Torrent - blue/yellow
Day off work today and intended long lie with alarm set for 7am. Woke up well rested at 6:30 and took the dogs out to the garden. Coffee in bed before getting ready to head out. Toilet before leaving and stomach behaved today. Pissing it down so proper jacket weather.
Legs felt good after first week back to some sort of running. Sunday's 30min run felt like a slog but getting moving today felt pretty good. Run up Blackford Hill at the start felt comfortable and just tried to maintain a comfortable effort. Ran through the nature reserve and up to the Braids. Slushy bog fest trails made it slippy but good fun. Gradual inclines felt good, steeper part (going AC) resorted to hiking. Downhill was good and moving well. God knows who wants to play golf in that weather!
Lap 2 was good. Maurten gel at 50mins - went down well but slight stitch on the last downhill part. Proper flooded and some landowner has put a wooden post in the middle of the line I take - RUDE!
Through the park on the way back and back after about 90mins of running. Rooibos and toast for breakfast before going for brunch with the Mrs and some reading to do for course work.