Decided to go for a long run today after waking up yet again with incredibly sore legs. I was anticipating another recovery run of just trying to get rid of some of the soreness, but once I got started I actually felt better than I thought I would. My goal was at first to just try and keep up with an 8 minute mile pace for 5 miles, but I ended up going a lot faster than that around the middle of the run! I was a master pacer in high school when I ran XC, so I kept a dead even 4:00 half mile pace for the first mile and a half or so, and then all the sudden I just picked it up a bit and never looked back! Obviously I was super dead by the end but it was great to finally have a nice run with a pretty decent pace! I was able to finish the 5 miles with a 37:30…so average about a 7:30 mile pace for the whole time! But I did start out about the first two miles with almost a perfect 8:00 mile pace, so my last 3 miles were pretty quick! I was happy with the run after having some not so great runs lately!