I had a great week off, both from running and from work. But today I re-entered the office, and then took off for a 5.9 mile run.
The course was the usual up-and-down, at least for Houston, course that I usually run outdoors. It was a great day; so good I ran most of it shirtless. The TH Index was an awful 123 (of course, that's actually great).
My pace was 7:30 a mile, which was good. The problem is that after I ran hard right before the vacation, the eight days off didn't completely solve the subsequent painful shins. The first three miles were a bit difficult, but it got better as I ran faster. I'm sure I'll hurt some tomorrow, but the run felt okay today.
It's good to be back.