After looking outside during the middle of the day and seeing nothing but blue skies and 40 degree temps, I decided to do something I haven’t done in quite some time… get in a few road miles! I took to the neighborhood streets behind my apt. complex and did my usual route which includes going primarily uphill for about 2.5 miles and then cruising back down downhill for the last 2.5. I started off slow intentionally and just enjoyed taking in the sunshine but as usual, as the run progressed I continued speeding up. My first mile was 8:27, second mile was 8:08, third was 7:48, fourth was 7:43, and I finished up with a 7:30 last mile. Felt great and was happy to finally run on roads without any snow!