I am getting back into the swing of running, with two 8.4 mile runs on this loop in the past three days:
5/28 1:28:54 (10:34/mi)
5/30 1:19:49 (9:25/mi)
Not even 48 hours between these runs, but the difference is huge. On Monday I had to stop numerous times to stretch and catch my breath. Today I got the whole run done without stopping.
A year ago I ran this distance in 1:10 (8:20/mi).
Speed work tomorrow, then a day off.