This morning my dad and I, along with our friends Mike and Ricky, headed south to Alabama for a 3-day golf trip on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. After getting rained out in Muscle Shoals after 10 holes we headed further south to Birmingham for the night.
Since I couldn’t get my run in this morning I had to get it in after dinner. There are not a lot of options around our hotel so I spent most of the run in the parking lots of various strip malls in the area. While this was not ideal it was much better than resorting to the hotel dreadmill.
This was my first run since the 500 Festival Mini Marathon on Saturday, and my schedule called for 50 minutes at easy pace. It was still pretty warm and humid at the start and I felt fairly sluggish for the first 30 minutes of the run. My average pace for those miles was around 8:30. For the last 20 minutes I started feeling much better and my pace picked up significantly including a final mile of 7:18. My overall average was 8:16 per mile.
Glad to have this run in the books and pleased with how good I felt during the last 20 minutes. Tomorrow we are supposed to play 36-holes at Oxmoor Valley, and my running schedule calls for 70 minutes at easy pace. Should be interesting.