13.51 mi, 1:52:46, 8:21 avg
Pretty good run this morning, despite the later start (about 8:00 am). Goal on today's run was to not start out slow (somewhere in the 8:00's) and get all the miles in between 8:00 and 9:00. Almost did it with one mile at 7:45 and one mile at 9:09 when the heat was starting to get to me (but picked it back up for the last 1.51 miles after the 9:09). Ran from my house, out to 54 to Starkey with a stop at Diane's house (she had just taken down her "lemonade stand" but she still had some cold stuff handy - after I knocked on her door). Ran to the end of Aristida neighborhood and swung by her house to grab the drinks I left there. Made one more quick stop at Circle K and got a 32 oz drink of powerade and lots and lots of ice, just what I needed to cool down and make it home the last two miles.
Again, not really a tempo run or even a marathon pace run but just something to get me out of my slow start rut. Slow start is not always a bad thing but being in a rut is not.
Should probably add some quality runs back in but would be a good idea if I had something on the schedule to train for - that usually helps!