4.42 miles -- 36:31 (8:16/mile)
Wind: SE at 1 mph
course: COD Loop
Felt boxy coming out of the driveway, but, within five minutes, felt comfortable with my stride. Never pushed, but worked hard to avoid lapsing into a winsome lope.
Was it yesterday's rest? Or am I finally sliding out of my winter fat?
I need to up the mileage of this route if my time has settled here. I can add a half mile loop at the end, but this requires running around my neighborhood.
Last year, in September, I ran 5.5 miles at Springbrook Prairie at an 8:10 pace. A couple weeks later, hit my PR for a 5K. I hope I can find a similar correlation.
Which reminds me: time to get back to Springbrook Prairie.