Great work Bill! I am glad that you enjoyed yourself on the Run to the Pub. That was one of my favorite runs (I haven’t ever tried the 10k course though.) We missed you in the masterclass.
I find running without gear to be challenging. I do think it is from running track/xc from middle school to college and just becoming programmed to be monitoring either time, distance, or both. Trail running helped me to deprogram some of it, but I am a work in progress. I will say that tonight I went on a yog afterwork and stopped to smell the cherry blossoms that are in bloom and explored a new neighborhood by my house, so maybe I’m more disconnected from the gear than I give myself credit for.
p.s. I was glad to see Purrier St. Pierre get a bit of redemption at the Indoor Worlds!