Must have been the shoes
It was supposed to be the same model, but only of a different colouring.
My pair had just about worn out underneath and were falling apart in the uppers.
Then I asked my RM if he still had his old shoes that I could borrow for a test drive.
I wore them at the Cotter 15 miles a couple of months ago, and they felt great.
I tried to swap him a new pair of Brooks Beast for his old pair, but the size didn't fit him, so he graciously donated his old shoes to me.
Yesterday, I headed around West Basin, and ran about 3 minutes faster than the previous month.
It was a cool morning, and a bit of sun was breaking through.
The shoes must have been the factor which helped me go faster.
Today was a rest day, and the RM shoes will basically be reserved for Cotter Runs.
Until Next Time