Toe was feeling better last night when I headed out so I decided to give it a little test run of 3 miles (up from all the 1 milers I have been doing lately to rest it).
I tried to keep it nice and easy for the whole run. But I have noticed lately that what I think are easy runs are coming in at a pace way faster than I think they are, or want them to be for that matter. For example, yesterday I tried to go out for a nice easy run at an 8:20 pace. I was right on for the first half mile, but when I finished and logged my route my average was closer to 7:50.
I have noticed that on a bunch of runs lately, where my average pace has come in under 8:00mpm when I know I should be at an 8:15-8:30 pace for easy runs. Maybe it's just excitement when my toe feels good enough to run, or maybe it's been the warm weather we have had, I dont know.
I am at the point now where I am contemplating pickign up a Garmin just to keep myself on pace.
Anyone else ever have weird things like this happen to you. I am planning another run at lunch (supposed to be 70 degrees out) so I'll see how that one goes. I mean, I could say - "Gee I must be faster now" but I really dont think that's the case here.