For the 4th run of the week, I had planned to go for a 5-6 miler today. It's been a strong week and I have been feeling good. I bypassed my run this afternoon as I was running short on time. Luckily, the opportunity to run showed up while my son was at soccer practice.
In a windy, chilly 58:31, I was able to run a comfortable 7 miles as he was on the soccer field. In the current state of fitness I am, I feel pretty comfortable ticking off miles smoothly in the 8:20-8:25/mile range. As my long run pace right now, I will look to decrease that, as well as increase my mileage.
My average cadence, 179, is satisfying because today was my last day of 4 straight running. I topped out at 25 miles for the week. This represents my best total in a while.
I hope to race the First Day 5K again in Fair Lawn, giving me a few weeks to bank some miles and get faster.