Coming off of 7 miles on Monday and 13 miles yesterday, I expected to be a little tired today, even a little sore. However, when I started out for my 5 miler, I quickly realized I was in good shape. Consequently, I decided to bag the easy jog I had planned and to get in some faster miles today.
I warmed up with an average first mile. From there, miles 2-5 looked like this:
Mile 2- 7:41
Mile 3- 7:34
Mile 4- 7:31
Mile 5- 7:18
Running faster just hasn't been there for me recently as I have been building a base. With 20 miles in the tank, running these splits felt good. I will be able to sink another minute+ off these times in the future, but for now, my fitness is clearly building as my speed comes along too.