|Not my best running get up, but it worked!|
I drove directly to Corning Trail along the Hudson Mohawk trail. I've run here a few times before, typically for the 5k distance. I was planned to run 3 but felt comfortable so I decided to continue for an additional .5 out for a total of 4 miles. The trail is flat and I continued along at a an easy/slow pace.
I felt warmed up and strong so I decided to step it up a bit for the second half. And WOW. After speeding up nearly 42 seconds for my 3rd mile I began to push even more. I was working hard and breathing hard but I ran my 4th mile in 9'24". I was so stoked just to see the 10's again last week that I was shocked to see a 9. I haven't visited the 9s since March 31st, 2012.
I'm still not really focusing on speed, but I should probably be putting a little more effort into my runs if this pace is lingering around inside.