This was one of those extraordinary spring evenings that was perfect for running. Seventy degrees, no wind, sunny, low humidity.
Why, then, was it so hard to get loosened up? It took me 3 miles to fall into a nice rhythm. I felt like it would eventually come, so I kept plugging away and bided my time. Sure enough, after mile 3 I started feeling much better. My breathing got easier, my legs felt lighter, everything improved. My splits improved with each mile, from an opening pace of 9:49, to the last mile at 8:41. Overall, I averaged 9:10, running 7.3 miles in 1:07.Turned out to be a really nice, enjoyable run.-- Rob