I ran for 6 miles today. I have been running on a treadmill every day for the past few weeks and today was my first outdoor run in a long time. It felt a lot better to run outdoors so I think Im going to do that more often. I plan on beating my distance tomorrow for sure.
I ran five miles at my marathon pace and then did six 20 second intervals with two minutes of rest between them. Usually my "rest" between intervals is walking for half of the rest and then a slow jog. Today for some reason I decided I would do 30 lunges between each interval as well. Holy crap did that hurt! I don't know what I was thinking. I guess it just goes to show I need to step up my cross training or something. I must not be in as good of shape as I thought!
First day back after a week and a half rest - 3.1 this morning, finished in under 26 minutes. My previous PB at a competitive 5K was 28 minutes flat, and although that was almost 2 years ago it felt good to smash that time today.