I like to have six hours of sleep if possible so I got up at 3:30 instead of 3:00. But that didn’t give me enough time to start my run at 4:00. So I started at 4:15. Which got me back to the house at 6:45 instead of 6:30. Which shortened my breakfast and work prep time down to 30 minutes instead of 45. But I couldn’t do it in 30 minutes so I started my 1 hour commute late. Which made the
Two and a half hours was on the schedule this morning. Nice and easy @ 9:03 pace. Ran an 8+ mile loop twice around town and got in 16.6 miles total. Beautiful sunrise and the birds were singing. I felt ok but not great. Even going slower, I feel the extra 15 minutes. The 2:30 and 2:45 workouts are tougher than they first appear. And I have a 3:00 long run scheduled for the weekend. I might run that one a little faster than 9 mins/mile as I find I’m a little smoother somewhere in the eights and I feel a little better over the length of the run.
The head cold is slowly abating. Remnants are a stuffy nose and irritated throat. But my energy level seems to be back except for the normal end of the week fatigue I feel.