I set my alarm for 5:20, and went to bed dreading the inevitable. The first time I woke up was 2:30, convinced that I was I only had 20’ more to sleep but aware that the math wasn’t correct. I replayed this scenario a half a dozen more times before finally hopping out of bed at 5:15.
Apart from a much earlier than usual start to the day, a trip to Vancouver and late homecoming, my day was productive and enjoyable. As for the running, I enjoyed two undulating jaunts, one to work, and one returning home. However, it was on the return trip that I felt fluid, not fast mind you. But despite taking it easy I sensed my running improved and almost imperceptibly disengaged from all too worn plateau and cautiously started to rise.
Monday: day off (scheduled)
Tuesday: A.M. early 39:18, P.M. hilly 37:26