I ran a great 4 miles yesterday. It was windy and about 45F out and my legs were a little tired at the start. I was going to run the Bridges Loop 4 miler. After about 1 mile, I was feeling good. I knew I was at an OK pace but I didn't look at my watch. The first mile was 3/4 with the wind so i figured that was some of the reason I felt good. The next 2 miles would be the real test into the wind. I hit the second bridge with 1 mile to go and decided to see where I was at. 24:01 right on 8:00 pace. I decided to try to keep up the pace and I knew the wind would be a little at my back for the final mile. I finished the last mile in 7:24 which made me feel great.
I am planning on running a 5K on the 18th so I want to get some speed in. My goal will be to break 20 minutes. I do not know if that is possible or not but I am going with that goal for now. I need to average 6:26 to break 20 so the last mile yesterday is still way slow. I guess we will have to wait and see.
Tonight is the funeral for my friend Karl and his son. I don't know what to expect. I have never been to the funeral for a child before but I hear they can be real sad. I plan on celebrating the life of Karl and his son tonight. He was a good man, a real shame his life was cut short. And his son was a real nice kid as well. Keep a prayer open for his wife and 2 kids who survived the crash if you could. Thank you.