After 5 days off running due to a combination of single-parenting (wife went away to run half-marathon in Delaware with her girlfriends, plus a snow day), I finally got out for a quick run.
There’s more snow due today and supposed to start around 7am so I got out early. It is amazing how strong your legs feel after a short time off. Wow. I felt like I could run that pace forever!
I found that strangely my arms were out of sync with my legs. They say that if you speed up your arms your legs will naturally follow; well, that didn’t happen to me today. It was quite an odd sensation.
Anyway, my first half mile was at a 7:52 pace, then the next four miles were at a 7:30 pace (+-2 secs). I thought I eased up for the last half mile but the stats don’t seem to show that, so that is also a little stranger. It certainly felt easier for the last half mile!
A good run today and I only slipped on ice one time.
Yesterday my new mapmyrun SPI (small personal items) belt arrive so I loaded it up with lights and ran with that today. It is significantly smaller and lighter than the bottle holder belt that I normally run with. It is also partly elastic so it grips more. I quite like it and for my shorter run (through 10 miles) where I don’t need to carry water it will be an improvement. Given that it was basically free because I earned a $15 coupon from answering a questionnaire for them, I’m happy with it. 🙂