A good run is a good run. Sometimes that is all I need for the rest of the day to go well. I got a good solid 5 mile jog in for 45 minutes. While the 9 minute mile pace is slow, I was glad to have it. Sometimes I like the feeling of finishing and knowing I could have gone another 5 miles at the same pace. It felt good to go slow and leave some in the tank.
As I have read a lot about running theories over the years, I have started to build a solid belief system of my own. One of my major beliefs is that you have to have all different speeds included in your workout. Slow, medium, and fast workouts all have a place in your training plan. More on that subject and other training ideas to follow.
Finally, the only thing I didn't like about the run was how cold it was. I am a cold weather wimp. However, I am telling myself to suck it up.