Too Guilty

I have not run since Sunday and did the training race on Tuesday.  I had to lace up the shoes and hit the road.  I headed out to do the usual run to veterans parkway and back, just over 4.5 miles.  I started out with a ton of energy.  I guess that is what happens when you take a few days off.  Hmmm…

My first mile was at a 7:10 pace, my second just a few seconds slower.  I took then next half mile to recover.  My third mile was at a 7:40 pace.  I had slowed down considerably.  To clean up that last mile I made sure I finish strong.  My last mile was a 7:03.

Time off really helps, but I usually feel too guilty.