8 easy miles; 9:01/mile pace.
Beautiful morning: 17C/63F. That is the forecast low for every day this week, so great for running.
Had a close encounter with a black bear today on mile 7 of my run. There are a LOT of bears in town this year because of the blueberry failure. They are hungry. I've not seen one this year, but sure have seen lots of scat on the trails.
Anyway, the one mile trail section I run nearly every day goes behind a row of houses on one side, and bush on the other. I guess I startled this bear as I passed it as it was rooting through someone's garbage can. It made a very loud racket with cans crashing which was loud enough to stop me to look back. The bear ran out of the yard and onto the trail, just 90 feet behind me. Not the biggest I've seen, but sure not a cub either.
Anyway, we both turned and ran in opposite directions, which was great news because not even Usain Bolt could outrun a black bear!