After a nice weekend, free of running, it was good to get back out and start the week. I had a 6 miler on my calendar today, easy and fresh. I got out and just plugged into an audiobook I got a few weeks ago and simply ran. I didn't look at my watch, didn't really think about my run, and I simply tried to enjoy my book and run.
After about 5.5 miles, I decided to stretch it out to a 7 miler since my body felt good. I was really just easy running the whole time, looking back, my splits were between 8:30-9:00/mile. It was nice to run easy, knowing I could kind of just keep going if I wanted to.
Disconnecting from my watch, specific pace, and really caring about anything except for the run was nice. I recommend it. It is easy to get caught up worrying about too much when you have goals like race times, distances, podiums, etc. to worry about. However, it's just as important to let all that go sometimes and run.
Tomorrow, more of my audiobook, more miles, still less worry about results.