Here' how it played out:
I definitely didn't want to do it. It was hot (about 90 degrees) and humid (about 75%), but I didn't get a run in yesterday and I had a FAIL for last week since I didn't get my 2 miler done (BOOOOO!) and the forecast for the next few days is INSAINE! So . . . . I decided to do the 4 miler. I spent a lot of mental energy trying to figure out the best route and after I decided on it - I still changed my mind. I was very pleased with my choice and in the end it was a GREAT choice!
I started off on what I call the ziggy zaggy path and felt strong. This 1.13 miles is mostly shaded and very scenic. I felt good. I didn't wheeze and most amazingly, my legs felt strong.
I then turned onto the bike path and passed on the water - I felt good and didn't feel like I needed it. About 1/4 mile on the bike path I saw a wild turkey. I've only ever seen 3 of them and never while I was running. It was really a special thing. I continued to the turn around point (about 1 mile on the bike path) and I had to use the porta john so a quick pit stop was in order.
So . . . I feel pretty good about myself. I'm really happy about today's performance. Mapmyrun indicates I went 5.1 miles - woot woot!!!!!
What makes a run GREAT for you?