I ran 5 miles again on the Jordan River Parkway. For the past couple of weeks it has taken me about 3 miles to warm up. That happened this morning. For the first 3 miles I ran 13-14 minute paces and took frequent walking breaks. For the last two miles, I ran a faster pace and only took walking breaks at the half-mile markers. My pace for the last half-mile was 11:50, and I felt fine during those miles. I had an urge to go faster, but I ignored it and continued running at a comfortable LSD pace.
I was late again getting out (10 am), and the shade temperature when I left home was about 80 (F), and it was probably in the high 80s when I returned. I drank 24 oz of water during the run. My wakeup heart rate was 53, but I felt a bit tired while doing my 30 sit ups. I've been sleeping well during the past few weeks, and that is good!