I know, I know - I mentioned yesterday that I would use the mid-week longer run as a speedwork session. It ends up that even though I'm feeling pretty much recovered from the cold I had from Christmas to New Year's, I'm still waking up very nasally - like a relapse to my cold is waiting for me to have a weak moment and attack. So, I'm still taking it easy.
My alarm was set for 5:45am. No need for it though - little one ran into our room at 5:15am. Someone mentioned to me that in about 10 years I'll need an airhorn to get these kids out of bed in the morning...it's hard to believe that right now.
When I got to the gym I was feeling kind of tight, so I stretched a bit before hopping on the treadmill. Once I was on the 'mill I walked (at 4.0 mph) for about 3 minutes before starting my run. It seemed to do the trick, as I felt fine by the time I started running.
I ran for 5 miles - 55 minutes even. Average HR was 146. Nice and steady.
I chose much better music this morning (once again apologies to anyone who still can't get "Two Princes" or "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" out of their head) - Sheryl Crow's The Globe Sessions. I wanted some Rock which wasn't going to dictate my running pace.
I'm hoping to get outside for a short, easy run tomorrow morning and then keeping my fingers crossed for decent weather on Saturday for an 8 miler outside (no way I can do that on a treadmill).