Today's run was anything but easy! It was my first day back since I got my cold. I haven't run since last Tuesday, which was a 4.5-miler, and the Sunday before that was my 10-miler. Although I did play 3 softball games last weekend, but of all the running I did in those games, it probably didn't equal close to a full mile! But I'm back, and although I didn't feel sick, it wasn't an easy run.
I decided to jump right back in the mix with a 4 mile trail run! A little overzealous for my first go round, but I thought I needed to do something a little more challenging to show I didn't lose all my hard work and training by taking 9 days off! The sun was shining, the trails were clear from people, and the rest was up to me. I started with a pretty good first mile...my usual trail pace, just over a 10 min mile. Then I started thinking the roads might have been a better choice for my run today. The second mile was a full minute slower than the first. I was able to cut off a few seconds from the 3rd mile, and the 4th mile was all new trails I'd never been on before and I wasn't sure where I was going and I was getting tired, so clearly it was the slowest mile, but on average the whole run was just over an 11 min mile! I would consider that a success!
Tomorrow I might just stick to the roads because I wanna get in as many miles as possible tomorrow (more than 6, less than 12). It's gonna be another great weather day tomorrow so I really wanna take advantage of the sunshine. I'm not gonna try to hit a specific pace or time, I just wanna feel comfortable and pump out some much needed mileage.
I can't even look ahead to the weekend yet, because work is so crazy busy. I really shouldn't even be blogging right now because I have so much to do, but I really wanted to tell you about my run. So, I'm off to work now, and I'll check back in tomorrow.
Have a great weekend.
What are your plans? I have a study group tomorrow, my run, and a final four party tomorrow.