Run - Trail long (Northern Nipmuck) 3:34:00  25.9 km (8:16 / km) +450m 7:36 / km
rhr:51 slept:7.0 weight:167lbs shoes: Adidas Response Trail 9
Bruce's annual fun run - great day to run but apprehensive about my ability to go the distance with no distance training this year.
Ed Alibozek, Bob Worsham, Nipmuck Dave and one runner I didn't know went out at 8 for a 28 miler. Jim Dube, Bill Morse, Deb Livingstone & I made up the 10am 16 mile crew. Ran together for first 4miles, then Deb & I gapped the others. Very conservative first half as I stayed behind Deb to avoid going too fast. Boston Hollow @ 1:45. Miles 8 to 13 or so were very brisk, but quads started getting sore with about 3 to go. Took it easier on the virge of cramping the rest of the way. Couldn't have run much more, but felt good having run through last stretch without legs siezing - which they did while changing. But a fine post run spread served to take the edge off - apple dumplings were awesome.
Need to do more long runs like this but finding time is tough and I need training partners for motivation or I wouldn't go that distance