An easy run with Champ in the stroller around the Bowker Flats for 5M at 27:30/7:30 pace, HR Avg 145, yesterday’s HR was 150. Feeling good.
Doing good, good attitude. I forget if you've run the course before, but it is very nice. Some nice flat miles and honestly the hills aren't too bad. Of course, I wasn't running 6:30's either. Some of the downhills had me concerned. They were pretty long.There is one hill that does seems a bit up, but it serves to give one a 'break' from the pace. Marc and I backed off and floated to the top before resuming our speed (7:40's that day).And remember, just because the race is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts doesn't mean there's coffee at the finish. Boy, I found out the hard way.
I ran this course twice.First time was a week after finishing in the top-ten at Niagara International and second was to complete the USATF-NE Grand Prix series to get the honor and jacket of being an "ronrunner", big deal.I like the loop course and the way it rolls through the neighborhoods. The hills are okay, it breaks up the running.