10 miles - 9:10 avg (2:27 negative split!) - bluff trail from jensen park north out and back. was nice to run here again, it's been awhile. so i went out the first 5 miles pretty slow since this is the longest i've run in several months and i had intended to run a negative split for the last 5 if i felt up to it. with two and a half miles to go i was on pace to maybe get a 1 minute or so negative split when a runner coming towards me turned around before we crossed and was now heading the same direction as me. a very fit looking woman, pushing a stroller...well, i couldn't catch her! i got close a couple of times but then she would pull away. finally with about a mile left i was able to pass her and i thanked her for kicking my butt. my last mile was the fastest at 8:13.
the knee bugged a little throughout the run but i've developed a stride which seems to alleviate some of the impact of the left knee.
mostly sunny, upper 40's
WT 37 miles