I was out the door by 4:15 am for my 7 mile run. I just took it easy, mainly due to the fact that I want to do speedwork tomorrow. The total run time was 1:01:37 (8:49 pace).
Mile 1 = 9:14 pace This was my warm-up. At this point I wasn't sure if I wanted to do 7 miles.
Mile 2 = 9:08 pace I climbed the two little hills on Bloomington Dr and the steep climb on Tonaquint. I ran the tonaquint hill much faster than expected.
Mile 3 = 8:40 pace This is the best down hill part of the run, but I was still taking it easy and wondering why I was doing this route.
Mile 4 = 8:46 pace Enjoying the run now!
Mile 5 = 8:32 pace Now I'm trying not to speed up. Ran into a skunk on the trail. I got away from the skunk without any incident. The pace did quicken for a few hundred feet!
Mile 6 = 8:33 pace The moon is shining in my eyes now and I can't see!
Mile 7 = 8:32 pace Off the trail and running back down the first mile route. The path is slightly up-hill and I should be cooling down... right!!?
Swam 40 laps at the pool this evening. Forgot my goggles, and tried to swim without them. Now my eyes burn and the vision is blurred. So after cutting my swim short, I went to the gym to work out the lower body. I kept the set to 3 each per muscle group and weight low. I want to do speedwork tomorrow!