They’re unavoidable here in Hot Springs. I can either try to avoid them and end up running the same boring routes over and over… or, I can embrace them and run all over the place.
I guess I’ll embrace them.
So today, the schedule called for 14. With a 15 minute drive downtown, 15 minute drive back, and needing to start work at 8:00… ain’t nobody got time for that. I ended up with 11.5 and I’m good with that.
It was another awesome, nearly giddy run. 10 degrees cooler and I would have been giddy. As it was, it was warm and humid (75 degrees and ~99% humidity), but I couldn’t have been much happier. The running felt easy, I enjoyed the hills, and loved being out, in the dark, on familiar roads.
The overall time was about 1:32, which puts it right at 8:00 pace. livelongtrainhard (coach) would say that’s too fast… but it felt easy throughout and I didn’t feel like I was pushing it. Eventually my summer easy paces start to get faster… maybe that’s happening now.
I’ll enjoy my easy 4 tomorrow!