The weather was perfect. The first two miles were slower since I was with my mom for them and she’s coming off a heel injury, but the other 6.5 miles (with my dad) averaged 8:30s, which I’ll gladly take. The loop was hilly but they were small hills, so it was a good way to adjust back to it. And by the end my quads were a little tired, but nothing was sore (INCLUDING SHINS, thanks in part to the slow warm-up miles, I think) and I could have done a few more, probably, or gone faster, but I’m still building back up. But I’m feeling gooooood about running again.
And I did 4 this morning, just at 8:30 pace again to make sure things were loose, and it felt short. Good. 8 miles used to be my short distance, I’d usually make it into a tempo run. Can’t wait to get back completely.