The Run – Harper Loop – 4.25 miles
So how could I not run when the temperature is in the 60s in December! I was waffling earlier yesterday afternoon, but I did finally decide that the weather was just to nice to pass up! I decided that I would run the Harper Loop. I figured that the run up Pancoast would be a good training challenge, but the main reason was that I can complete the run without crossing any main roads.
Anyway, I felt pretty good at the start of the run even though My work day started a 7 am at Target! I finished the first mile in 9:53 and now it was up Pancoast my goal was to make it to Harper Boulevard at the top of the hill with a pace of 10:04 /mile. That was not to be at the top my pace was 10:12/mile! The majority of the part of the third mile is downhill and by the time I had made my decent my pace was back down to 10:03 or so. I finished the third mile in 9:42 and my pace was hovering around 10 minutes per mile! The fourth mile’s pace was 10:04/mile and I finished the fourth mile with an overall pace of 10:01/mile! Damn I wanted to be under a ten minute per mile pace! But wait there was still .25 miles left in the run could I have a little sprint left in me! Yes, the pace for the last .25 miles was 9:24/mile and I finished the run with an overall pace of 9:58 /mile!! Yeah Me!! Ah, life’s little victories!!