Today I needed to wind down the mileage a little so I drove to Ridley Creek State Park to start my run. This feels particularly lazy but there really are no safe roads near this house for running.
Given that I got there by cheating I chose to run harder. The 4.7 mile route I took went straight up a steep slope and I hit it hard. And I didn’t let up.
At the end my pace was 7:32 despite that hill and of the seven ‘courses’ that mapmyrun says I hit, I have first place on five of them! Yeah!
After reading in this month’s Runners’ World about trying not to do average runs all the time and focus instead on easy or hard runs, I think I shall try this. Differentiating then seems like a very good idea. All my runs have started to be average performance. Let the fun begin. 🙂