What a nice day for a run! 52* today with a clear, blue sky.
After eating a piece of toast topped with peanut butter and raisins, I went for a run. First, I ran two warm-up miles. I ran by some trees with pink clusters of leaves that look like flowers until you get up close.
Then I stretched, drank some water and ate three Clif Shot Bloks before I started my marathon paced miles. The Boston Marathon training plan I'm using for ideas suggests a lot of MP miles. (I'm in Week 10.)
My Garmin beeped at the two mile mark and I sped up. At first, I was pretty sure I was going to miss my goal of 8:47. It's hard to jump from a ten minute pace to 8:47. (But look at all of the races. You go from standing still to running fast in a few seconds!) Anyway, I ended up being surprised: 8:50.
Same pace in the next mile.
I finally felt comfortable in the third mile, like I could finish the full four MP miles I had planned to run. Pace: 8:45.
The fourth MP mile was 8:33 and made me want to run another one. This is good! Ran it in 8:35.
I stopped for a drink and ran two more miles, nice and easy.
I hope you get a chance to get and there and run, too!