Running after the sun was up definitely made this recovery run go better! Not only did I not twist my ankle, sometimes its just more fun to run when there are people around. Maybe I'm being a pain to other people (you know, those crazy non-runners, I'll never understand them!), but I have a blast finding a path around people who are stumbling to their "early" 10am classes.
In fact, I might be having too much fun for a recovery run. Because for me "fun" translates into "not paying attention to how fast I'm running" and I end up running my easy day too hard. I'm hoping it doesn't catch up to me tomorrow when I have a hard workout on the track, but theres nothing I can do about it now! Maybe taking a nap later today will help. Yes, I think that is definitely the way to mend this problem; no doubt about it!
All in all, the run felt great; albeit a little quick. Okay. More than a little quick.
The details of this run are:
1:57 (for 0.27 miles, 7:21 pace)
Time: 36:23 (6:54/mile)
On a note completely unrelated to running, my first big slew of grad school homework is due today. I've been working on it pretty much non-stop since Saturday afternoon, and its a huge relief to have it out of my hands! I was worried about struggling through a few problems, but after talking to some of the other people in class it sounds as though I'm doing better than I thought; maybe I'm cut out for this grad school thing after all!