Great run this morning - I followed a suggestion one of my friends and greatest encouragers gave a long, LONG time ago and did the 2-bridge route - ran both the Arsenal and the Centennial bridges, with extensive touring of downtown Rock Island in between. I accidentally ran 5.22 miles, because I miscalculated and was further away from home than I meant to be at the 5 mile mark. So that just makes me smile. I am sharing the route here so you can see the fun of the bridges.
I really love the "splits" function of the MapMyRun app. Again I can see that I stayed under 17 minutes per mile for all but the last quarter mile, part of which was my 1/2 block cooldown walk. Again I can see that one of the miles was under 16 minutes per mile. I think my next goal is to get just ONE of the miles under 16 minutes. Just one. It's okay if the others stay between 16 and 17. But Friday is a "run Brady Street hill" day, so I don't know if that will be my day to make that goal or not.
We'll see. Meanwhile, THIS IS FUN.