Yesterday, I left work early for an appointment. Lucky for me, that appointment was over by 3:45 and I was able to head to the park! It was a gorgeous day - blue skies, sunny and around 65 degrees. My intent was to do a recovery run at an easy pace, but the weather got to me and I started out way too fast. Before I even made it to Beck's Prime, I could tell that I was getting a bit too fast and needed to slow it down a little. Apparently, I didn't slow it down too much, because here are my splits:
Mile 1 - 10:25
Mile 2 - 10:29
Mile 3 - 10:56 (yep, all the way to the 3 mile marker!)
Total time - 31:10
That's honestly the fastest I've run 3 miles in well, a long time. So even though I thought I was going to take it easy and probably should have, I'm pleased to see that I could get a better pace and still feel like I could go faster if I wanted.
Next, I headed to the library (much earlier than if I had been at work until 5pm!). I managed to get in 1 1/2 hours of stat and marketing before heading home. All in all, it was an awesome day!
I wanted to get in a Si6 workout in this morning (that would be Day 2 of Week 2), but my right knee has been bothering me and I didn't think squats and lunges would be a good idea. I first noticed this annoying little pain last week on the treadmill. I kind of tweaked my knee, but the pain went away quickly. I've felt it a bit off and on since then, but nothing major. Last night, it started to feel achey and when I woke up this morning it was pretty stiff. Hmmm...maybe that faster run yesterday wasn't such a good idea afterall. :-) I don't know what to make of the pain, but I will try not to push the knee too terribly hard before the 1/2 in Austin next week.