It's clear that Tuesday's run was just fatigue from a tough workout on Sunday. Today's run went much better. I went out over lunch and got (almost) 5 miles in with Dave. Dave wanted to go a little easier (about 9 minute miles). For me, 9 minute miles aren't fast, but they aren't "easy" either. So, today was a nice test and progress for sure...
We went through some neighborhoods near work that I haven't seen before as well as "under the bridge" and out through a much more residential area. Dave lives near work... so he's a good running partner (well, more reasons than that). He knows a lot of good routes and I enjoy the conversation.
On another topic... this was my first 20 mile week since I've been back from my recent injury. It's taken me 11 weeks to get here. But, I'm glad I did the slow build-up. Strangely enough... since I'm doing my long run on Saturday this week, I'm actually going to put in 31 miles. But, that's kind of an exaggeration since it's next week's long run. But, it's within the 7 day span. So... last I checked, that's a week.
Run recap- 4.78 miles, 41:57, 8:47 pace