Because of yesterday's 12 miles and today's work schedule and tomorrow's planned work-out(s), I was going to take today off - definitely made sense. Instead I got in 7 miles at the gym on the treadmill. Obviously, the treadmill is what it is - not the same as running outside. But one of the benefits of running on the mill might be the slightly increased turn-over. Good for neuromuscular conditioning. Since tonight was a bonus to begin with, my work-out turned-out to be fairly solid.
I ran 7 miles in 58:30, which includes a little "wu." My avg. HR was 144. To be honest, the 8:00 min/mile pace I did for a good portion of the run was a little hard for me. Maybe it was the long day at work, or the 12 miles yesterday, but I didn't really want to run that hard? In the end, the avg. HR was the best news. Initially, I went up to 8 min/mi. and my HR was low 140s; since I'm supposed to be pushing 150, I should have perhaps pushed it a little. Didn't want to. Couldn't. For me, I was flying. Ha ha ha. This was genuinely aerobic. That's the good news.
Hopefully ~10 miles tomorrow. . . .