Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Run

This evening I met Jim Christ at the Happy Days Visitor Center around 6:30 for a trail run. Spring was definitely in the air with temperatures around 65 degrees and lots of sunshine. It felt so nice to head out the door with just shorts and a short sleeved top on. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be even warmer but then Thursday and Friday will be around 40. Another warmup looks to be on our way though for next week.

Tonight our plan was to head up through the ledges, to the overlook, and around the Pine Grove loop en route to Pine Hollow, before turning around. We originally agreed to keep the pace easy, but the warm weather got the best of both of us and we continued to pick up the pace on our way to Kendall Hills. We ended up running 2 to 3 miles in under 10 minutes/mile without even subtracting our time stopped.
The sun shined brightly through the trees during our run and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the way back before finishing up a total of 7 miles. Afterwards we stopped by the Winking Lizard in Peninsula for a couple beers in honor of St. Patrick.

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