Sometimes a break from the schedule is a good thing. Last week my running schedule was derailed a bit by family but I wasn't too worried. I knew I had a good mileage base. So this past weekend I picked up where I left off, got up at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and headed out for an easy 4+ mile run. It was one of the best runs I'd had in a long time! I ran a good pace, even in this heat! The short lay-off did me good.
Then on Sunday morning I felt the need to get another 5+ miles in (sheesh, why is that??), getting up at 5:30 AM to hit the streets early. We were feeling the outer-bands effects of tropical storm Lee - no rain, just heavy cloud cover and strong winds from the north. This kept the temperatures a few degrees cooler than it's been.