Early Morning: Blisteringly hot and sunny today. Almost too hot. My winter training plan is to wear 7 lbs. of clothing (including utility belt and large water) for every run. Today, this has given way to short sleeves and shorts. Since I am running lighter and the air is warmer, I tend to turn on the speed, which is not good for the joints and muscles, especially at this early stage of my training. So of course, I ran too fast, running 4.2 miles around Welles Park at a 7:10 pace. Should have been aiming for 8:00/miles, but could not help myself. I like speed too much.
Mid Morning: Yoga at Tula in Logan Square. Ah, sweet stretching....
Afternoon: 4.2 miles to North Park University outdoor track and back. This time more slowly. 4.2 miles @ 7:48/mile. Stopped at antique store on the way.
Total Miles for the Week: 24.56.