Today was supposed to be a hilly 15 miles on trails. But time constraints and me just plain not feeling like driving to run turned it into a 15 mile marathon pace road run. Speed instead of hills seemed like a good trade-off. I ran from my house down around the Portland waterfront and back. I was finished by 8:30 am, but it was already getting hot and humid with 5 miles to go. So I got in a bit of heat training too.
Tomorrow, Sharon and I are running in a women only trail 8K over in Forest Park. I'm mainly doing it for the swag and to support the park. Considering that I ran faster today than I expected, I'm not sure whether I'll run the race tomorrow as a fun run or try to race it. Right now I'm leaning towards fun run, but if I recover well I'll try to put out some effort. One thing I know for sure, I will not be running with Sharon. I'll bet there are still a few high school track records with her name on them back in Vermont. This is her time to flex those fast twitch muscles of hers. Go Sharon!