Since I did 10 miles yesterday, I did 8 easy miles today. I held to the faster range on the pace and averaged a 12:03 minute/mile pace. Tomorrow is another "easy" day, then speed work on Tuesday.
My watch is a bit confused by the bump in pace and advised me to train easy or rest today. Thus, I considered taking the day off. However, Richard reminded me that I committed to 35 days of following this training plan, so I laced up and got out the door shortly before sunset.
After a run, I am almost always happy that I made myself get out there. Tonight was an extra special treat because many people in my neighborhood were setting out luminaries and lighting them as the sun went down. I have had little enthusiasm for decorating for Christmas this year, but I enjoyed seeing everyone else's displays.
Something that made today great: Having a lazy day with Richard
Time I woke up: 9:00 am