With Brian or me being away or me being in meetings, I haven't been able to get my regular Wednesday easy runs with "Coach", and today was no exception. What was different, though, was that instead of heading for the treadmill, I found an hour to head outside and go around the block (5 miles) for my run. While it was supposed to be "easy", of course I couldn't do that. Here are my splits:
There was a fairly stiff breeze from the southwest, which made the work harder on the first to miles. But overall I was quite pleased with these paces and my overall time: 41:24
Still more work to be done -- I've done this loop as fast as 4:32 per kilometre (7:18 / mile) back in October 2011, so I have quite a ways to go before I even approach that sort of speed. And comparing 41.4 minutes to 36.5 minutes puts me at 88% of my prior-to-injury speed. But Rome wasn't rebuilt in a day!