Jesse and I started out our Sunday morning at Wachusett Mtn. at 4:30 am (yikes!!). We carpooled over and commented many times on how we are crazy and should be sleeping like all the "normal" people. Run time was 2:55 total for about 15 miles. Hit the summit 4 times with 3 being full climbs and the last about a 3/4 climb back up. My legs were junk from the get go, so I knew it was going to be a long morning. They felt run-down (Wapack anyone...) and I seemed to be breathing a lot heavier on the climbs than I usually do. I hiked many of the uphills in the beginning and towards the tail end of the run (my legs came back a bit) I started to run them. Great run all around and realize I MUST DO THIS to get my mileage in before VT.
During our conversation up, down and around the mtn., Jesse alerted me to a new trail system in Leominster called the Moonosnoc Trail. It can be found close to Leominster State Forest to which then can be connected to the Mid-State and Wachusett. This has "long run" written all over it.
Monday morning - legs tired. I put my running clothes on and drove directly to the high school to shower (bypassing all the trail system I usually run at). Didn't even think twice about not running. Should have slept another hour.