On my first lap three deer stand at the mile marker and eye me as I pass. Next time around there are five spectators there. Then all are gone. Weekend rain and wind have felled a big cedar tree at mile 0.3 and a pine at mile 0.8, roots in the air above holes torn in the earth. Mile segments descend: 9:57 ⇒ 9:05 ⇒ 7:51.
^z - 2011-03-18