It was great to get back to my normal running routine today. Maggie and I ran a 4 mile tempo run in pretty good time. This run felt great. I’m finding that the fourth mile is always my favorite. That seems to be when my legs really wake up and I get a jolt of energy. Part of me was itching to keep going tonight, but I didn’t want to overdo it. I’m supposed to run the next two nights now, and I didn’t want to hurt myself or wear my legs out tonight.
The goal for tonight was a warm-up mile at 10:30, 2 miles at 9:40, and a cool-down mile. Of course, we ran our speedy miles in less than 9:40, but I pick that pace because it’s my 10k goal pace. Our splits:
- Mile 1: 10:35
- Mile 2: 9:28
- Mile 3: 9:06
- Mile 4: 10:15
- Total: 39:25 (9:52 average pace)
Our 5k was somewhere around 30:08. Getting close to my goal of finishing one in under 30 min! I’m actually thinking about registering for a 5k in February, but I haven’t decided for sure yet. It would mess with my training schedule, but I’m sure I could work around it. We’ll see!