Running warm up/down (road) 10:00  1.0 mi (10:00 / mi) shoes: Luke (inov8 Terroc 308)
Trotting around before the run. Not much of a warmup. Sticky. Right now the temp is apparently 72.8 and the dewpoint 72. Actually doesn't feel that bad, I think Djibouti cured me of my humidity issues. Not that I like it, just that I seem to be able to handle it.
Running race (road) 10:13  1.5 mi (6:49 / mi) shoes: Luke (inov8 Terroc 308)
1.5 mile run test on the paperclip. The paperclip is a continuous lane that twists around a bunch of volleyball courts. One lap is 1.5 miles and, while you're running it, you can't believe that they've squeezed the whole thing in that little space. I ran on it a couple of times at OTS so I knew pacing would be a little tricky - you have little idea where the next 1/4 mile marker is.
Figured I'd try to start at about 7min/mi pace and see how that felt. This run is just pass/fail and doesn't actually count for our scoring... unless we get hurt for the final run, in which case they use it, so you're advised to go hard.
Didn't see a 3/4 mile mark, so splits include a half mile in the middle:
1:43, 1:48, 3:24, 1:38, 1:40
Easier than I expected it would be to break 10:30 today. I don't think the clunky shoes made much difference, though I really hope my bags arrive soon.
Stretching after the run.
Running (road/dirt) 45:00 5.0 mi (9:00 / mi) shoes: DJ (Asics 2130)
Evening exploratory run around base. My bags finally arrived some time before lunch. Everything seems to be in them, though they are a bit roughed up. My FR strap is broken.
I thought that I kind of knew where I was going from my first trip to Maxwell over 5 years ago (Officer Training School), but I guess I have sort of blocked out most of that experience. I definitely recognized turns and places once I was there, but I didn't really know where I was going to go next. It didn't help that it was almost dark when I started and it was a bit spooky running by the Alabama river in the dark knowing that all those nasty Alabama critters were just waiting for the right opportunity. I definitely kept to the middle of the road by the river. I ran through swarm after swarm of seemingly invisible flying things, which can't be good for my weight loss plan.
About 83/75 out when I started, which sounds absolutely horrendous but really wasn't bad at all. Weird.