This morning we went to the old stomping ground at the UMD College Park Campus. We hadn't done that run in almost 3 years. Running around campus is fairly easy. The end of our rout is the hilliest part and they aren't drastically steep. It's Memorial Day weekend, yet this morning at 7 am it was just shy of 55 degrees with a wind chill just around 50 give or take. The run was fairly comfortable. The campus was abandoned. I'm not sure it was because the students had left or because it's 7 am on Saturday morning on a college campus, who gets up that early there? Even with the cool temps, and the fact that I hadn't gone on a real street run in years, I handled myself pretty well. All said and done we did just over 3 miles in 40 minutes.
Now I have to stay consistent and try to get on the road at least twice a week and build my endurance and speed. I have a race in September and proper training can be difference between finishing or ending early due to an injury. I thank my run brother for coming along for the ride the second time around. As with the first time, I suspect that I couldn't be able to see my full potential without the his support and wisdom. Below enjoy a few of my favorite running themed songs that I actually run to, because the right song can give the boost you need. So, lace up and push yourself to your own personal greatness.