|Blue skies and sunshine!|
|Beaver meadow along Roseville Rd.|
|Only 3 months until the Tour de Grand!|
|Fall and brook opposite Langdon Hall|
|Stone bridge and rapids by Blair Rd traffic circle.|
I actually ended up with near perfect conditions; sunshine, wind and hills for training adaptation, plenty of water, no GI issues, not so much as a blister or chafe. It being the longest I'd run since before Christmas and culminating in a category 5 climb I was certainly hurting a bit toward the end, but it was exactly the kind of run you hope to get back to when you're injured. The hills were hard bloody work, but that was the price of admission for this ride.
|Ducks and geese on the Grand River|
|Always seems to be one step ahead..|
I made it through without incident, surprised both by the strength I've managed to keep for running hills and by my pace. Not fast, but quicker than I'd expected given the route. Even better, I managed to bang out 10 x 200m at the pool (after a quick stop at home for a snack and my gear) at my best pace yet. To top it all off, my sweetheart took me out for a walk to our local cafe for the best hot chocolate you'll ever have.
|Tanker's caramel latte and my cup of heaven.|
Wishing you all can have a thoroughly satisfying day of your own - we're looking forward to the springlike weather tomorrow to take my mountain bike out for a ride with its new pedals!