It’s “step-back week” and I just didn’t feel like doing a speed workout today. We opted for a 5 mile loop around the bay lands. It was a brisk run; at first it felt too fast, but my body settled into the pace in no time. Another runner breezed past us on the little hill by my work. He looked like he was in his early 20s. His shirt was off and he had no excess fat. Show off. Mark and I decided to take the backside of the hill as the youngster took the front.
As we finished the 1st mile, Garminia reported a nice 8:37/mile pace. Well, I was happy with that. We left the youngster to the hill and headed out towards the water. It was so peaceful by the water – which was so smooth that it looked like we could have run on it. All I can say is that it was a very good run. The rest of the mile splits were 8:24, 8:16, 8:14, and 8:19. Not bad for not wanting to do a speed workout. I was pretty ravenous when I hit my desk with my lunch.
After my lunchtime run I sat at my desk and ate. I began reading some articles that were sent to me regarding the next clinical trial that I will be working on. At first they didn’t seem that difficult to follow, but after a few pages I began to get lost in the technical terminology. By page 7, I was beginning to experience adverse effects from the paper. Whether or not I received active or placebo didn’t matter, I was fading fast.