I ran an easy 5 today. The warmer temperatures felt nice even though it was sprinkling rain. I ran the first two and a half miles with Bart, who dragged me through every puddle on the street. He seemed to be feeling unusually energetic tonight, must be the spring-like feel in the air. After dropping him off back home, I did another 2 1/2 alone.
On yesterday's 20 miler I noticed that I was feeling very strong on the hills. I think it has to be the snowshoe running. I haven't started doing any hill climbs yet in my training for Massanutten, I planned to start concentrating on that in March and April. Yet, I ran my very hilliest road 20 yesterday and hardly even felt the climbs. Also, the overall pace was faster than I would expect for this time of year.
One more positive thing...my supervisor has agreed to let me have Saturday off from work so I will be able to complete the Granite State Series after all. I didn't come up with any elaborate story, I just said I wanted to run a snowshoe race. Who knew something like that could actually work?