This week is off to a good start. I had a 3 mile run on the schedule yesterday and a 4 mile lunch run scheduled for today but I flip-flipped them and did the 4 miler yesterday. It was a really nice run – it was about 40 degrees with 15 mph winds and I was slightly over dressed. I should really remember that I’m always extremely hot when I run and I don’t need to worry too much about adding extra layers for wind. The first two miles were easy because the wind was behind me (10:52, 10:34) and then I turned around and BAM – it was like running into a wall. So mile 3 was slowest at 11:12. Mile 4 was back to a tailwind at 10:33. I managed to hardly hit any stop lights, which was a welcomed surprise. Sometimes, I’ll hit so many lights that the elapsed time on my Garmin is almost 10 minutes more than the time I spent running. Yesterday it was exactly two minutes. It’s the little things that can make a good run a great run and not spending 10 minute standing at lights is one of those things for me!
It will be a good end to 2011 if the rest of this week goes as well as the weekend. How were your holidays? Did you get any quality workouts in?