Took a break of about 11:00, and though I really didn't think that I had another loop in my legs, I decided to set the virtual training partner to 14:30 mile pace and try to stay below that. After struggling to breath at times during the first loop, this one felt so much better, and I pushed whenever I could only giving up on the <13:00 mile pace near the end. This second loop made it worth the drive. I was very pleased with this effort. Dripping buckets after.
Lots of people in the park today, which is always nice to see. And no dogs to speak of except a little beagle who licked my dirty leg near the end of the loop.
Saw a turtle on the second loop... It had some nice markings.
Gear news - wore my new very lightweight Salomon Trail Runner II shirt. Love this shirt for the fit, design, and because it is so darn lightweight. However, I can't seem to locate the "2 stash pockets store energy gels, keys, a debit card, or whatever other small items you might need to take along on your run."
On the bottom, I wore a new pair of Danskin Tri shorts with 5" inseam and a "soft, microfleece padded chamois." Despite ideal conditions, I suffered no diaper rash afterward like I normally get. Yeah.