I ran 12 miles (just below 10-minute pace), mostly in the dark, on a clear morning in Fern Creek this morning. When away from main roads, I could clearly see more stars in the sky than I ever did growing up in my old neighborhood. The sun came up by mile 10.
The wind was brisk for the first four miles, the pace sluggish from Saturday's long run, my throat dehydrated from the remains of a sinus infection turned hacking cough. All things considered, a good run:
Continuing with the direction begun on Saturday's 22-miler, I decided that running outside was going to be my best option for getting my miles in today, and for staying healthy the rest of the week:
- No treadmill means no artificially forced pace, too fast or slow.
- No treadmill means the inclines are realistic.
- No treadmill means I don't have to rush through my workout because I'm watching the clock or trying to finish before the toddler wakes up.