I am still in search of the perfect run. So, today I took to the same Crazy 8 or Figure 8 route I have been running, but this time I kept the pace quick. The weather was cool (40's) and I ended up outside after dark but the traffic flow was low and I didn't have any problem running through the streets of my neighborhood.
I took the hills in stride and made sure I kept my pace through the crest of the hill and out about 1.5 minutes past that. My HR remained steady throughout the efforts as well. I felt strong and was happy with the change picking up the pace created.
Tomorrow I am off to Jacksonville, FL. Then to Tampa, FL. After that, I will be in Ft. Lauderdale. My plan is to have at least 30 minutes to spare a run in each city. I will be blogging those runs and routes each day.
Route: Figure 8
Distance: 4 Miles
AVG HR: 135 bpm
MAX HR: 148 bpm