During this morning's run, the weather was absolutely perfect with low humidity and cooler temperatures. I didn't have to get up early this morning, which was very nice to do. After a quick breakfast, I headed out to the Salt Creek Trail for a 4 mile run. When I started my run, my legs felt great and was able to get a great start. I felt a nice breeze as I headed out, which felt great. When I reached the mile 1, I still felt great and impressed on my split time. By the time I got to my turnaround point, I was convinced that I was going to finish very strong. I was able to pass by a lot of people on the path and maintain my pace.
I ended up finishing very strong and felt great afterward. When I looked at my finish average pace, I was shocked at what I saw as well as thrilled. I definitely felt like I earned my rest day tomorrow and a chance to sleep in a little bit more. I hope that this is a good sign for this weekend's long run.
Avg Pace - 8:57/mi