Spring vacation kickoff run

Today’s run (street): 3.6 miles

My spring vacation starts today and with weather reports calling for afternoon rain I thought it best to go out early. I woke up after a decent night’s sleep with a mild cough. It’s just another phase in this annoying cold that I’ve been suffering since Monday. Knowing that I had busy days ahead, including some travel, I decided early on to ignore this cold as much as I could. I worked long days, went out at night and ran or elliptical-ed every morning. This seems to have worked. After a cup of coffee my cough seemed to recede and I made my way outside.

It’s still cold for mid-April and I dressed for my run appropriately. I’ve noticed that over the last few weeks my Saturday runs have been so-so but my Sunday runs have been good. I’m not sure why but anticipating that this morning I aimed low – three or four miles tops. I wore the new Mirages that continue to feel great. In terms of comfort I still prefer the Kinvaras but I like the way these new shoes move with my foot and land me ahead of my arch. Without really trying I maintained a mid-9 pace that felt easy and fluid. I’m hoping I’ll have a window on Sunday to cover 8 or more miles but the rain may interfere with that plan. Since I’m on vacation I’ll have numerous opportunities to run long distances. The half marathon looms large — two weeks and a day from now.

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