8.11@7:35 HR: 158 bpm
This was an unexpectedly good run. Started off thinking I'd do 6 miles total but about a mile in decided that wasn't enough miles for today. Headed out from the church on Starkey Blvd, warmed up about a half mile until needing a quick pit stop at last chance for a while. Said hi to one of my strider friends. He was running faster than me but having some struggles so I caught up to him on one of the stops.
After I got going again, kept on a good pace and gradually got faster. Mile 1 was 8:29 ( a very good first mile for me), then next three were 7:42, 7:32, and 7:32. 4 miles out brought me to the entrance to Starkey Park where I turned back. I had promised myself a stop, so stretched out at the bench for a little just after where I turned around.
Next three were faster than last three - 7:21, 7:17, and 7:15. With 1 mile left decided to back it down a little but still stayed at a decent pace with 8th mile at 7:27
It was a nice morning and overall my legs have been fresher with the walk and run/walk days instead of just straight running.
It 's good to see that I've actually sped up a little bit when I need to go faster.