For the past two weeks, I've had a tough time motivating myself to get up in the early AM and get my runs done. Today was no exception. So, because I have night class tonight and am therefore on campus all. day. long, I packed up my running stuff and brought it along just as I did last week, and just like last week, I was able to carve out an hour in order to get a 5 miler done.
I took a slightly different path and ended up on a really nice asphalt trail that bordered a canal. This was great because I didn't have to worry about traffic and I got the majority of the run done without having to stop for lights.
In the end, the 5 miles took me 50:01. Damn. I had been hoping to get it done in either 50 flat, or under. But, I'm getting closer. With the sub-30 min 3 miler from yesterday, and my pace picking up on most runs, I am encouraged to see that I'm finally making headway in terms of returning to my pre-preggo pace. I'm sure this cool weather we've had of late has been some help, but I also know it's the result of the months I've been working at it so I'm pleased to see some progress.