trail running 6:11 0.58 mi (10:40 / mi)
ahr:127 max:146 shoes: roclite 305
A little warm-up, thinking it might make the hill easier. Maybe it did, but easier doesn't mean easy.
trail running 54:22 4.75 mi (11:27 / mi)
ahr:150 max:160 shoes: roclite 305
Phil's loop at Mt. Tom. Sure felt beat the whole way, but the time wasn't too bad (4 minutes faster than in January, but there was some snow then).
Had 2 off-trail excursions. The first was coming down off Goat Peak, trail is moderately steep and tilted, falls off to the right, I was still feeling a little wobbly, tripped on something, couldn't quite recover, and then before I knew it I was off the trail, and then through a couple of bushes, and then on my butt/back, still moving pretty fast through some rocky stuff, until I could grab on enough to slow down and stop. Maybe 50 feet below the trail.
Hat was up above me. And then I realized I'd lost my glasses. Started to look for them, about 20 or 30 seconds, thinking this could take a very long time, when I realized that, no, actually, I still had my glasses on. As I have said before, my mind is definitely disappearing.
Climbed back up, resumed the loop, felt a little like those shots of the bike races where the guy doesn't make the corer and you see him and the bike just disappear. Except I got to stop my watch when I bottomed out and didn't start it again until I'd climbed back up.
Second excursions was just due to the time of year, the trail just south of the road is very flooded, had to bushwhack maybe 150 yards along the right side.
Perfect day, 40F, sunny. Lots of people out. No other runners.