Hi America, it's good to see you again. How's the family? Have you seen our mutual friend lately? Isn't he/she a character!
I ran eight miles this morning down on the Seabrook Trails, and didn't feel all that well, but I finished. I think it's the longest I've run without company for a long long time. I've become dependent on my club for the long runs, so it was tough going this morning.
Here are the stats:
1 : 10:47
2 : 10:01
3 : 9:30
4 : 9:18
5 : 10:08
6 : 9:55
7 : 9:24
8 : 9:43
Total : 8.01 miles in 1:18:56
Avg Pace : 9:51
So, except for today, I feel fit enough, and my foot feels good enough, so I'm bumping it up to 5 miles per day, with 10 miles on Saturdays.
Here's a review of my recent progress.
27 March - 1 April (during the 4th week of 3+ miles per day)
3 mile daily runs - average pace = 9:41
6 mile run - average pace = 9:16
1 May - 7 May (during the 5th week of 4+ miles per day)
4 mile daily runs - average pace = 9:20
8 mile run - average pace = 9:51
I guess things are a little confused by the 6 mile run last month, which was faster than it should have been. I should probably take my heart rate monitor and control for effort. Yeah, I probably should, but I probably won't. Other than that, it seems like there's a 20 second per mile improvement in my pace on the daily runs. Nobody could complain about that. We'll see if that trend continues after 4-5 weeks of 5 milers.
Rock on America.