…and I finished five minutes faster than I ever have before! Over a 1:15 course, that’s a small but significant change. Usually it takes me between 1:20 and 1:30 to complete the Portola Loop (from my starting place in Menlo Park). I’m psyched.
(Granted, I was pushing myself harder than I have in the past, but still, that’s quite a difference. I was expecting it to take me more like 1:25.)
So anyway, I’m happy. I think I can more or less stop thinking of myself as “out of shape” – I’m in about as good condition as I was in October, when I stopped training regularly.
Onward and upward!