No matter how I feel in the morning, when I’m done, I am always glad I ran. Running makes me feel energized and awake as soon as I leave the doorstep. As I waited there for the cross walk symbol, freezing, right down the steps, I think, “there’s no turning back now.” As soon as the white crossing guy lights up I am off into the cool morning air. Immediately, I feel alive and ready for anything. There is no more dreading getting out of bed or trying to rationalize rescheduling my run. In the end I get up and head out anyway, or at least whenever I have a strict training plan that I am following. I want to see if the plan works, so I am doing everything that it says.
Today the plan said to run five miles at an easy, comfortable pace. I was really thankful that I have two five mile runs in a row. I really need a break. It is crazy to think that five mile runs are now my easy runs. I did pretty well on the run and accidentally ran a progression as you can see by my splits on the left. I was surprised that my last mile was so fast because I had to stop for lights and there is a big hill from Boylston street to Prudential. Luckily that part is not far from my apartment, so I got to rest afterwards. The entire 5.07 miles took 47.41 giving me an pace of 9:24.