So, today was another fabulous training run. Just 3 easy miles. Well, actually not 3 easy miles since I've averaged about 20 miles total for the last 3 months....3 miles hasn't been too easy. At any rate, it was 3 miles and I am determined to follow this training through....so I woulda been happy with an average pace of 10:30 to 11 minute miles. But, I had this old habit (think prior to the last 3 months) of averaging about a 9 minute mile.
And old habits are hard to break.
I didn't average a 9 minute mile, but I averaged less than a 10 minute mile (9:58) without putting little (if any) effort into it.
I guess this means that as hard as I try to be an 11 minute miler, those days are long behind me :)
I can't wait to see my progress with 36 weeks (I want to be really really good this time) of training under my belt. One more 4 miler and speed work on Saturday (probably start off with 4 or 6 x 250's until I get back into the swing of actually having to work at this) to cap off my first official week back.
Have a great hump day!