I went out for nine miles today on the roads. It's almost a year since I broke my foot on a 10 mile training run, so I was especially nervous and careful out there - footing was tricky in spots, with lots of snow and slush and patches of ice. The goal for the run was to be around 9:30/mm.<br><br>
Splits: 9:25, 9:31, 9:40, 9:32, 10:05 (turnaround into an ocean headwind), 9:32, and here, with three miles to go, I thought of our very own venerable and wise Hawk, who urges me to finish strong, mile 7, 9:14, mile 8, 9:15, mile 9, 9:28 (with a hill at the end).<br>
Total 9:10 miles, avg 9:32 pace.<br><br>
I'll take it.<br><br>
Good ones, all.