Monday, 9-1 (Labor Day) - 4.4 Miles (Trail) - Arcadia loop near Beach Pond, Exeter, RI. Hot and humid, and downright tropical, in my opinion...Tons of people enjoying the warm waters of the lake, but I wilted like a french fry under a heat lamp. Even the spiders took a day off though, which I did appreciate. I felt soggy and heavy from the get-go, and my plans for a longer loop contracted down to the trails I did, which were a good mix of hilly, technical single-track and coarse rocky service roads. I'm looking forward to Fall, and some cooler running weather...
This way! --->
Tuesday, 9-2 - 3 Miles (Trail) - Lower Lantern Hill Trails. Holy crap it was hot out today. I ran a slew of errands today, and only wore a shirt when I had to go into a store. I think this also might be the first time I ever went to Lantern and didn't go to the top. Pretty sure the heat index was near or above 100 degrees, but I was able to grind out a few pretty good uphill/downhill efforts on the lower section, sweat my ass off, and call it quits at 3 miles. Arrived home to find these waiting for me!
NB Fresh Foam 980 Trail
Looking forward to getting some dirt on these, and taking a break from minimal, zero drop shoes for a bit. Can't wait to see how these feel...Much less pronounced lugs than the Zero V2's I've been wearing, but definitely more cushion and protection. With the Fall race schedule I'm attempting (see column on right!), I'm gonna need it...
And after collecting the kids off the bus for a cooldown in my S-I-L's pool, time for one of these:
LT IPA in a frosty RI Triple Crown pint glass? On a hot day? Sold!!!