I was back top running today. It was my first run since the Austin Marathon and the Heart of Texas Challenge. I went out on the Hills Loops for a nice easy 5 miler. Except it wasn't as easy as I was hoping. It was 24 F outside so colder than Texas of course. The first mile was OK. Probably faster that the average pace and felt good . . . that is until the first hill. That is when my legs reminded me that I ran 54..5 miles over the weekend. And this was the hills loop so that was not the only hill. I ended up running at 8:52 pace but struggled a bit at the end. But it did feel good to get back out there.
I was planning on running a 10 miler in the morning but I think I will take the day off. Besides, at 10 AM is the Pine Wood Derby. Hope you all have a great weekend!