After our tempo workout yesterday, Nathan and I met at the start of Old Natchez Trace this morning for a scheduled 70-minute easy paced run. The temperature break we got yesterday was gone today and the humidity was through the roof with a dew point of 74º. This made it quite a bit harder to breath, especially in the early minutes of the run.
We ended up running the entire length of Old Natchez out-and-back, on what turned out to be a steady progression effort. Every mile split was faster than the previous except for one…
At the start of the route my legs felt a little heavy from the workout yesterday morning and doing P90X Legs and Back with Olivia last night. However, this faded pretty quickly and left me feeling really good. Because of this our pace kept getting faster and faster, and we finished with a 7:06 final mile.
In total we finished 8.45-miles in 70 minutes with an average pace of 8:18 per mile. Also for the month I completed 221-miles, which is my best mileage month ever by almost 9-miles. This makes 4 out of the 7 months in 2012 with at least 200-miles. Before 2012, I had only eclipsed 200 miles one time. Yeah Baby!
With this run I’ve now completed exactly 1,400-miles for the year, which is 503-miles ahead of where I was on the same date last year.
Beast Mode…ON! Baby!
P.S. – Nathan just finished 170-miles for July, which is his biggest month by approximately 35-Miles. Glad to have someone to share all those miles with me. Nice work my friend!