Today I ran slow and easy and listened to the birds. I did a flat out and back on Spec Pond Road mid morning with temps still in the low forties. The bushes around Spec Pond were full of birds. I think they were so active because they were trying to get warm! I've got to try to get out on the roads a little in preparation for Vermont. I consider that race more of a road 100 than any other I have done. There are trails, but there is a lot of hard packed gravel road and some pavement also. These surfaces are hard on my ankles and hips. But if I train on hard surfaces, it should get better.
Last night's upper body strength workout almost killed me. At one point I collapsed flat on the floor mid push up and considered just staying there the rest of the night. But I do love that achey feeling I have in my triceps and shoulders today!