Today’s four mile run at race pace was a welcomed quick run. The run was just north of Lake Jacomo, so it did have a few challenging hills not to mention the heat (95 at the start of the run) and wind. The run was 4.01 miles in 28:25, with a 0.5 mile cool down in 4:30. My four mile average pace was 7:05. Together, it was a 4.51 mile run in 32:55.
A couple of quick notes from the run:
- Today was my first run in my new pair of shoes I plan to wear for the Prairie Fire Marathon in October. I need to break them in more as they are definitely built for efficiency instead of support. I’m sure the next month and a half will give me plenty of opportunities to grow more accustomed to them, especially my speed workouts.
- I actually found some mulberry trees after today’s run. I didn’t have any luck finding any yesterday when I remembered the tree in our backyard, but there were plenty near the lake today. The unique leaves brought back more memories today.
Tomorrow is my rest day, so I will certainly enjoy that before this weekend’s runs totalling 30 miles. Only 51 days until the marathon!