Ran 9.4 miles @ 8:17/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 158/171
Paved roads and trails.
Mid 70s, sunny.
Goal today was take it slow and easy. Was able to do just that. The result, a very easy and fun run. The sun was warm, but not oppressively hot. Shin splint went away and never flared up (the result of three days rest and some vitamin I taken before the run, no doubt). It was simply pleasant.
During the run, I had thought of one of Andrew's recent posts about running slower and longer and gaining aerobic capacity. With that in mind, I'm planning on doing more miles this week, but all at a slow pace. Now the main reason for this is for less pounding on the body while ramping up my miles. I'm not going to go crazy, that will probably just make my shin splint flare up again, but will experiment with going nice and slow for the week and adjust as needed.