I had 12 miles on the agenda today, and wanted to push the pace a little. That little ended up being a lot (for me), as a few of us challenged each other throughout the run with the pace, which was a lot of fun. James was a great carrot, even if catching up with him was futile.
I don't think I've ever run Pineland this fast, and if I have, it's been a long while. While it was work, I did it relatively comfortably, which is great. Felt good to soak our legs in the pond afterwards. Darn good run.
Thanks to Ian for the chocolate chip scone afterwards. Totally hit the spot. It was like biting into a cloud.
Ran 12.4 miles @ 8:23/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 152/167
Mid 50s to around 60, partly sunny.