Running (Easy distance) 41:31  4.01 mi (10:21 / mi) +15m 10:14 / mi
ahr:145 max:175 shoes: Speedcross 4
Bon Tempe Lake. Very windy. 45 degrees, but wind chill much less, especially on the Pine Pt Trail, where the wind was coming right off the lake.
Awakened last night around 3:30 by a bright flash of light and an explosion sound (although I only seemed to experience the former). Took quite a while to get back to sleep, so didn't get up in the morning as early as usual. But the forecast was for the wind to get worse before Noon, so I skipped some of morning exercises (did them before dinner), ate only half a breakfast, and was able to get up to the park just before 10. Not many people up there, and it was lovely despite the wind.
Legs felt good all morning, and I was able to run pretty fast without pushing it much. Decided I didn't want to run on the Shady side in case there were downed trees (and didn't want to do the down-and-part to get to the dam), so started on the usual counterclockwise route around the lake, but when I got to the pump house before the dam, turned back. Also, once back to Sky Oak, ran alongside the road instead of on the Foreman Trail, and then took Forman back rather than go around Pine Pt because it was so windy there. Finally, ran the last quarter-mile (to get to 4 miles) through terrain, roughly from #2 to #3 from December's meet and back.
Nice run, very good to be out there, especially with a lot of bad weather coming up.
Split to the little bridge was the second best to date, next two splits were the best so far.
1318 - take fork over little bridge towards Sky Oaks.
(259) 1618 - second crossing of Sky Oaks
(836) 2453 - at little power station (then reverse direction
(806) 3300 - Sky Oaks
(249) 3549 - Forman Trail (having run S along side the road)
(254) 3844 - little bridge just before Bon Tempe Channel Rd
(35) 3919 - Cut in towards #2
(112) 4031 - Turn around just past #3
(101) 4032 - BT Channel Rd again, back the way I came