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.