Today was my best run since returning from the stress fracture, and it was made even better by the fact that I had somebody to run with! My friend Josh was nice enough to join me this afternoon, even though I still have to take walk breaks in my “return to running” program. Josh is gearing up for the Murfreesboro “Middle” Half Marathon this weekend, and is obviously in much better shape than I am, but was very patient throughout the run/walk.
We did a somewhat out-and-back route on the Harpeth River Greenway in absolutely perfect conditions, and it was very enjoyable. In total we completed almost 3.75-miles in just over 36-minutes with an average pace of 9:46 per mile (with walk breaks).
Once we finished the run I headed to the YMCA for an additional 45-minutes on the elliptical machine to supplement my running.