Today the training plan called for 3 miles and the weather report called for rain. Not a good combo. I looked outside as soon as it got light out and while the ground looked wet, it wasn't raining at that moment so I got into my running clothes and headed out, hoping for an hour long window for my run. I wasn't alone. It was early, but the diehard exercisers were out there with me.
I was convinced that the sky was going to open up and pour at any minute so I ran as hard as I could. I was really happy with my time. At an average pace of 12:48/mile I was running faster than the last time I ran that route and I finished in 39:59. Been a while since I've seen a sub 40 5k! I'm focused on increasing my distance right now, but I want to start adding speed work into my routine at some point. I want to be one of those people who can comfortably run 10 minute miles. I can't even imagine going that fast right now, but a few months ago I couldn't imagine running at all. Sometimes miracles happen.