Running (Trail) 2:17:10  13.21 mi (10:23 / mi) +261m 9:47 / mi
MCRRC: Winter Trails. Today the group started at Riley's Lock and it was around 17 F. With a brief stint on the C&O Towpath, the route was up and back on the Seneca Greenway Trail. I ran alone pretty much. I was in sight of the lead runners for 2.5 miles and a smaller slower group was behind me a little. I ran much better today than I have with MCRRC in a long while. I turned around at the parking lot on Rte. 28. Looking at my splits, I slowed on hills as expected but had 3 separate miles right at 9:53 pace. I didn’t expect to run better today. My stomach wasn’t so good the last few days. I had some milk and cookies that Peggy gave me on Valentines Day and I drank more water before the run. I also had a vitamin in the morning but haven’t been taking them much. I ran with some confidence through over 12 miles and slowed a little at the end.