Hit the trails at Great Glen for the first time this spring. Still one of my favorite places to run. Great mix of carriage roads, tough hills and single track. But enough of the shameless plug for work.
My layoff had a strange affect: no power. When I hit the hills, I seem to just slow down. And the answer isn't: "Well, of course, you idiot, it's a hill." It's hard to describe, but I feel like I'm missing a gear. Hopefully, that gear will magically reappear, since there are a couple hilly runs on my calendar this summer.
That being said, it was a great run. Not sure how long I ran as I guess I hit the wrong button on my watch. The stopwatch didn't start. I think it was around 50 minutes, though; about 5 miles. I also wore my Merrells, and it's official: they rock.