It started out fine- despite having to run back in the house to get a towel so I wouldn’t repeat my mistake from earlier this week. However, something felt wrong when about 20 minutes in I still felt the same as I felt when I first started running. But sadly, that is how the whole run felt from start to finish.
Regardless of the pain, which I managed to push through, I did break some personal records. First, I broke the 4 mile barrier and ran over 4.1 miles. Second, I set a pace of 11:03 minutes per mile- despite a hillier route- that beat my previous best this week of 11:39/mile. Looking at it another way I improved my pace from 5.15 miles per hour on Wednesday to 5.43 miles per hour today.
All in all, the run felt like hell, but I feel great now. And that is what matters. As they say, pain is just temporary- well unless you suffer from chronic pain.