Sunday, August 24, 2014

08/23/2014 and 08/24/2014 A couple afternoon 4.5 mile runs

My simple 4.5 mile run that I do always is a great run.  It's the perfect jog distance.  It has some hills, up and down, and I find it an easy run to get in.  At the longest, it only takes me about 40 minutes.  I have run it at a lot of different paces and I have even done it as a Fartlek.  When we got back from Cape Cod yesterday and put a ton of stuff away and got the house together, it was a great choice get myself moving for about 35-40 minutes.  

It was good to get a sweat in and stretch the legs out after being in the car for 5 hours as well.  I didn't bother with my watch as I haven't been out in awhile, but I think I was around an 8:30/mile pace.  I really didn't care.  At this point, it is simply about ramping up the miles again.  

That was yesterday and today I thought, "What the hell.  I'll do the same run today."  Today however, I slowed it down to about 8:45/mile pace.  I was glad to get in two runs in two days.  Tomorrow I will take off and do some high speed bike at night.  Back to the running on Tuesday and I plan to lengthen the distance a bit.

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