I got up and surprised Tuesday today. Yep, got up at 5 and hit the road. Running that is. I usually take Monday and Tuesday off, but when my 'running' alarm (yes I have a special alarm for running) went off, I said what the heck and got up and got dressed.
I'm glad I did. It was relatively warm for this time of year. It was 63°. But since I would rather run shirtless, it was pretty nice. I always have a hard time running 'fast' on my non-race days, so I just pushed it a bit harder then usual.
I knew I didn't want to go 4 or 5 miles this morning so I did a shorter 3.5 mile route. To mix it up, I even did the streets backwards from my normal routine. It's strange how just changing the direction on a run can change the whole thing. I was like, 'hey, I don't recall seeing that, or that". Weird!!
Anyway, I came in about 31 minutes. Honestly, I felt like I was going a tad faster. But like I said, I always find it hard to run fast on my normal runs. I remember last year, I ran a virtual 5K after New Years called the "Hangover 5K" and I really had to concentrate to make it feel like a real race! I don't recall my time, but it wasn't my usual 5K time. Maybe if I ran with a partner I might be able to run fast on my training days.
Til the next time.