Well, it's 55 degrees here and I just got in a great run. It was my standard 6.24 mile run, out and back with a lot of hills. I felt good, but a little tired from so many days working out in a row. However, my time didn't really reflect being tired so I am pleased.
I averaged 8:04/mile for the run and totaled 49:56 completely. I am sure if I was picky and eliminated all the patches of ice I carefully ran on and over, I would have been even lower. Overall, it was a great workout. I focused a lot on the uphill section on the way back. During mile 5, it is almost all uphill. I focused constantly on a good arm swing and it really helped me maintain a strong pace. Mile 6 is a lot of downhill and I like this because it helps me have a fast finish after tiring my legs in mile 5.
This week coming up I will be back at school and hope to vary my workouts tremendously with running, jump rope, and some HIIT workouts. I do not think the weather is going to cooperate this week so I will have to take what I can get.