Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Long Run

1 hour 27 mins. (12 miles)

Twas a beautiful morning out at McAlpine today. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the geese were squawking, and the muddy trails were traversed by many Queens athletes in pursuit of their long runs. I maintained a very relaxed pace with Tanya, Jess and Jenna for the first hour or so, enjoying the sunshine and conversation. Jess fell off a bit after that, complaining of hip pains, so our group was reduced to three for the remainder. We picked things up to sub-7 for the final few miles but never really pressed beyond that. Despite this being my longest run since August, my legs felt light and fresh throughout. Definitely a positive way to close out the week.

It is worth noting, however, that today's run wasn't nearly as exciting as last year's Valentine's weekend festivities. Oh well, I suppose you can't have a cross-country surprise visit and a post-marathon pig roast every year.