2017-02-05 - Tempo Trek

~11.2 miles @ ~9.7 min/mi

"Technically, it's afternoon!" Mr Quibbler is on a solo tempo run today, and feels the need to correct a cyclist who says, "Good morning." A few miles later, when a walker greets him with "Great to see you back!", he replies, "Thank you, but I haven't been away." OK, loosen up, dude!

With "La donna è mobile" stuck on heavy mental rotation, the miles flow by briskly. A young lady training for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler zooms ahead on the Capital Crescent Trail, then stops to rest on a park bench. One mini Heath Bar provides fuel for the final mile. A family of cyclists says "Hi!" on Rock Creek Trail and again half a dozen miles later on the CCT. Splits according to GPS: 10.8 + 10.1 + 9.6 + 9.4 + 10.5 (climbing the hills of Cedar Lane) + 9.6 + 9.8 + 8.9 (perhaps due to track gitches in the tunnel under Wisconsin Ave? or to the girl who zips past there?) + 9.0 + 9.3 + 10.0 min/mi.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2017-03-05