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2010-06-30 - Bethesda Loop

11+ miles @ ~9.5 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Bethesda_Loop_2010-06-30.jpgA big deer eyes me cautiously; a tiny rabbit hops aside but continues chewing the leaf dangling from its mouth. An amazingly cool morning ends the month of June. I've got an 8:30am dental appointment to install a permanent crown. So starting at 5:30ish I trot from home to Rock Creek Trail, upstream to Cedar Lane, across to NIH, down Old Georgetown Rd to Bethesda, and back home on the Capital Crescent Trail: my traditional loop, CCW. Pace accelerates from 10.5 min/mi down to sub-9 for final miles.

^z - 2010-07-10