What a beautiful day, sort of. It is like 60 degrees outside and it is really sunny. I was able to run in shorts and a long sleeve. However, the wind is a little more than I would like, but I dealt with it. It was nice to be outside for the second time this week running. Although I can make gains on a treadmill, it always feels more productive running outdoors. Getting somewhere is the key I suppose, rather than running in place for awhile.
Today I ran a good 5 mile run at a pace of around 8:30/mile, with some rolling hills built in. At the end of the workout, I added in 10 sprint strides at about 12-15 second clips. I walked back to the beginning each time and sprinted right away. Fast running on tired legs is not a new concept and I plan to use it a lot over the next couple months for an added benefit at the end of workouts.
Today is the last workday before the spring break for school. I am hoping to get in a few runs, maybe get to the track, and keep rolling in my fitness.