Today the bear would have feasted…
I was able to get in my first real workout of the week this afternoon. I ran an out-and-back route to National Harbor. The turnaround at the Awakening sculpture was fine. At that point, I didn’t know it but had covered 5.53 miles in 46:43 which is a 8:26 pace. Not blazing, but acceptable. Then the run home. Oh the run home. On the 1.32 mile bridge span over the Potomac, I was :41 slower. From the south end of Old Town to the house, I gave up a whopping 4:58 on the return trip compared to the first time I covered the same path.
All in all, I averaged 9:00 per mile. Yes that is right Dear Internets, the second half was ugly. It was as if I was being dragged down, or eaten by the bear.