Exactly one day after saying on this blog that I was going to start moving up the basement run I rely on from 30 minutes to 45 minutes, I go out and do a 30 minute run. Tonight, I was presented with a choice once the kids went down to sleep. I could squeeze in a 4 mile run outside before it got dark or I could get on the treadmill to do a 6 mile run staring at the cinder block wall in the garage.
Check, I chose the 4 mile run outside into town and back. It took me 30:14 to finish the 4 miles. Since I knew that I wasn't going to get the mileage I had initially intended, I decided to make a solid effort of it. The pace breaks down to about 7:33/mile.
I call this one a big victory, no treadmill!