Time breakdown was:
1st mile: 11 minutes and 14 seconds
2nd mile: 11 minutes and 31 seconds
Average mile pace was 11 minutes and 23 seconds.
Total time was 22 minutes and 45 seconds.
Wore my non-racing New Balance. Nose-breathed the entire run – which has become the standard way of running for me – most of the time at least.
Didn’t have any set running plans/goals when I set out this morning. It was already 83 degrees at 9am so I knew it probably wouldn’t be longer than 2 miles. My heart certainly beats harder even when it’s in the lower 80s vs. the 50s and 60s that I prefer when running any distance.
The only parameter I set for myself was that I wouldn’t run slower than 12-minute miles.
Next time I go out to run – I have it in my head to do 1K repeats at slightly faster than 11-minute mile pace and see if it has carryover to actually stringing together 5 of them (Kilometers) and scoring a time PR.
It was good for me to run 2 miles the day after running a 5K. Usually I wait at least 2 days between runs that are “long” for me. Since 5K is the longest I’ve run this year – it’s definitely a long run for me currently.
Today’s 2-mile run was pretty comfortable. I didn’t push the pace on the return trip and it showed with a slower 2nd mile strip – mainly due to the slight uphill finish that I have mentioned before.