Today’s run (street): 5.8 miles
I had hoped that yesterday’s speed workout would spill over to today’s base run, but that didn’t happen. Right now I’m experiencing a gap between speed and distance. I can do one or the other, but not both. I’m trusting that it will eventually all come together. Today I focused on getting in my miles and had another good run. Good, but not fast.
Now that I’m getting beyond my usual training distances it’s becoming harder to plan longer routes in my neighborhood. I got around those limitations on Sunday by running the same loop multiple times. I couldn’t face doing that again, so I played it by ear and hit almost every road, some of them two or three times.
It wasn’t a particularly stimulating route but I did see lots of Town of Oyster Bay workers fixing roads. I guess it really is spring. I also ran by a woman sitting in her car brushing her teeth and spent the rest of my run wondering what that was all about. I ended up running longer than planned, but not by much. Tomorrow’s workout is 3 miles plus strength training. I may not be hitting my ideal pace on long runs yet, but I’m feeling good about my training right now.