On Wednesday I woke a little later and didn't start running until 7:30. I was running solo and I figured I'd push the pace some. I checked my watch and immediately settled into 6:15 pace. After 23 minutes I made it to the Walter Reed Annex trails and took it easy through the meandering brown path. Through a sea of green clovers and shamrocks I ran past geese standing sentry over eggs and past the morning dog walkers I've run past for half a decade. The temperature was warm and I was feeling spry. Once I got out of the trails I relaxed my stride and picked up my cadence. I hit a 11:30 2-mile near the end of my run and then jogged the last mile home. It felt great to move fast.
On Thursday I met Luff, Karl and a Bethesda-visiting Charlie Ban for an easy 7. I was a bit sore from yesterday's run, but I am fine with that since I have Friday off again.