With each week, I seem to be getting my legs back. I think it also helped that I did some mid-week work as well. I only managed one mid-week run, but I also did a little EA Active with some legwork that I think benefitted me. Either way, this week’s run contained far fewer off-schedule walks, and I felt much better than I did last week, despite the nasty humidity this week. It was cooler, for sure, but there was a thunderstorm about an hour before I started my run that left the air thick and moist.
Still, I managed to eek out 6.5 miles rain-free, and then I ran the last half-mile in the rain because walking home just seemed like I’d get wetter. So, a 7 mile run isn’t too shabby. Managed it in a 1:37:57, which is just a hair (and I do mean a hair) under 14:00/mile, so I’m improving and getting back to what I’d call my baseline speed of about 13:30/mile-13:45/mile.
I also really wanted to get out on this run this morning, lots of stress at work this week and having a little stress at home too (there’s just so much to do!) meant that I needed to pound the pavement for a while to work all of those feelings off. Now I feel like I can manage to get the house back in order, and I might even not scream at anybody at work come Monday. I call that progress, don’t you?