In fact, it was the BEST run ever and I loved it! We chatted for the first 2 miles and then settled in for the rest. We turned on the ipods and just cruised along at a wonderful pace. We did somewhat of a "lap" approach. Two miles before each turnaround which really was awesome. When we got to the last "lap" I was feeling great and couldn't believe it had went that fast. When we got to the last mile we gradually started speeding up our pace a little bit. Then we got to the last 1/2 mile and Jamie all of a sudden started to run faster and faster. Till we were running faster than I normally run 3 miles in!
I had mixed feelings at this point. At first I was thinking, "bitch, slow the 'f' down before you kill us". Then it started to feel wonderful and I was thinking how fast our overall pace was going to improve with that last burst of speed!
We finished with a great pace and all of us felt like we could have went another 2 mile loop! That's very encouraging when you're training for a 1/2 marathon.
My original goal when I started running was to be able to run 6 miles. DONE!! Guess my new goal is finishing that 1/2 marathon in May. Whoop Whoop!!!!