Got out for a five-mile loop pretty early this morning; early enough, in fact that I stayed on the road instead of taking my favorite little off-road long cut. There were clouds out to the east, which was making the early dawn a little darker than usual. One of my standard loops, starting out up a decent sized hill, then a flat section, then downhill to home. Serious headwind on that uphill, too - blowing the breath right out of my mouth. Calmed down on the flat section, though.
I was thinking this morning about how my 3 mile loop feels like just a little pop around the neighborhood, but this five miler feels like kind of a grind. Wonder why that is?
Keeping a close eye on the hip, still. Not much clicking and popping, but it doesn't feel strong. I actually had some
Pretty good average pace, right about where I want to be, but the first coupel miles sure felt like a slog...