Calendar called for a 5-mile ‘steady pace’ run. I guessed 13:30/mile was a good steady pace for me. I was close — I think I managed 13:48/mile — but I’ll probably dial it back to 14:00/mile for the near future. No point in burning up my legs in the first months of training.
The workout was supposed to be 45 minutes of non-weight bearing cardio. Hiking is close enough.
I rang in 2020 as most grumpy, middle-aged people do: cursing those who set off fireworks at midnight. The Nomads’ annual Greet the Dawn on McBee was a 7:00 a.m. meetup, meaning I had a 5:30 a.m. wakeup. I enjoyed neither. But my hike up, and run down, McBee was a great way to start my year.Continue reading