Today may have marked a seminal turn in my training - for good or bad, stay tuned. As mentioned last week, I am turning up the velocity this week and ran eight miles today in 7:10 a mile, one of the better runs in the past three years. It actually felt good the whole way. I'm not sure what I've done right.
The fastest mile was 6:53 according to the treadmill, and yes, it was sweaty, with the sweat hitting earlier than normal - inside the first mile. I also had this new sensation of sweat inside the ear. Strange, and weird.
I'll try to hold the speed and distance to some extent as the week wears on, but this was about as good a start as I could have hoped for.