Phew! The day started well with the news that the Outer Banks have been spared the worst that Hurricane Earl could have delivered. Looks as if the Big Birthday Bash weekend is back on!
Went for a celebratory 5k plus run on a very hilly circuit. Intended it to be an easy stretch but somehow ended-up beating my personal best on this course by three seconds without even trying. Heart rate tells the tale to some extent. At the end of my previous PB on this circuit I maxed at 179 and the average over the last split was 177. Today I maxed at 170 and the average over the last split was 164.
Damn! This training may just be working! I'm a happy camper.
I'm still not fast, but I am improving.