Monday night (9/24) I hit the road for an 8.3 (ish) mile run. I’ve been itching to put in some longer runs since the marathon but I also wanted to give my body a rest. On Monday I felt comfortable to do a mid-length run.
I ran at a comfortable pace. It was sunny out when I started and comfortably warm. I was out simply to have fun and did not feel compelled to break any speed records. Besides, I have a 5k coming up and I’d like to at least be injury free for that.
I was surprised at how quickly it gets dark these days. Once the sun starts to set there’s little time before it’s quite dark out. It was a little odd wearing sunglasses and having my LED pack flashing!
Along the way I was honked at (in a good way!). I smiled at waived as they passed. I live for that stuff.
I ended up running the 8.3 miles at an average pace of 8:36. That kind of blew me away since I was not trying to run fast in any way.