6.6 mi, 53:59, 8:11
Trying to get back up on the horse. Need to get back into challenging myself mode. On Tuesday, fastest mile was 6:57 which felt really hard. For the "Say no to Drugs" 5k, overall pace was slower than 7:00. I know I can do better but need to work on it. I've mostly cleared up my dead legs, knee is back on track, and upper body and functional strength is improving. So, today's challenge and goals was not to have a boring run or a slogging run. Run 3x1 miles, all at least under 7:00. No unrealistic goals but make it a challenge.
Ran from my house to Fox Hollow sidewalk, easy pace, a couple of short strides to get ready for the pace.
Mile 1 - 6:46
Mile 2 - 6:35
Mile 3 - 6:42
Mile 1 felt impossibly hard and difficult to keep it below 7:00 at all but pulled things together more in the last quarter mile. Thought to myself no way can I do 2 more, but also that I say this all the time. Mile 2 was surprisingly faster and made me happy I did not quit. Ok, gut it out for just one more. 3rd mile was a roller coaster with a fast start, a slump in the middle and picking up a few seconds near the end to prevent it from being the slowest.
Nice and easy return trip back home. One small challenge done, on to the next one!