I ran 9 miles this morning and had a good run. I kept an even pace for 7 miles, and then I started getting tired and slowed down a bit to finish the run. My wakeup HR was 52. I got 7 1/2 hours of good sleep last night, and I'm sure that helped, too. This week is week 12 of my marathon plan.
It was a sunny day, with a 5 mph head wind on the way back. The temperature was in the 50s (F). I saw two pairs of ducks (1 male and 1 female) in the canal swimming in pools of runoff from the rain and melting snow that we've been having. We'll probably have water in the canal in seven weeks, and then I'll start to see new ducklings swimming with their mother.