running long (OC Trail 2.5 mile loops) 1:15:48  7.5 mi (10:06 / mi)
shoes: Hoka Speedgoat 3
Cool rain at first...was about 2 hours earlier than predicted...I was foreseeing one of those dreary runs that starts out slow and gets slower due to the conditions. I was behind the first mile on pace so i decided to not look at splits...maybe the loop splits....but after sluggish 6:16 half mile and 11:45 first mile I decided not look at watch again. Luckily rain let up and on the back side of second loop I felt I was running my regular pace. I really got going on that same stretch on the last lap. When I looked at watch at finish I was pleased. For the grey cool weather and moderate south wind and the rain on the first loop that soaked me this was a good test of willpower and condition/strength.
Afternoon: Floor core; standing leg kicks/swirls all directions; lite stretching; 15lb weights for arm/running motion work; leg and arm bands all directions. Foam roller. 40 minutes.