Ran 11.7 miles. 10.0 miles @ 6:56/mile pace + 1.7 mile cooldown.
Weather: lower-mid 60s, light rain to start, partly cloudy to end.
Today was just what the doctor ordered. I set out with the goal of doing 10 miles at my goal marathon pace (7:10). Once again, I went a bit too fast. But the good news is I felt great. Granted, this has been a light week so my legs felt pretty fresh, but it was still very encouraging to know I could do today's run and it was almost easy.
Mile 1: 7:01
Mile 2: 6:41 (whoops)
Mile 3: 7:05
Mile 4: 6:58
Mile 5: 6:57
Mile 6: 6:50
Mile 7: 7:02
Mile 8: 7:01
Mile 9: 6:55
Mile 10: 6:52
It is also so absolutely unbelievably warm out that it's scary. I was wearing shorts and a singlet and was drenched in sweat after the run. At least winter is supposed to return in a few days.
But today's run was just what I needed mentally. I've felt like crap about my training this past week. Today helped give me the mental boost I was looking for.