I needed 5 miles today or tomorrow to reach my goal of 17 for the week, but having done 4 miles yesterday, I didn’t really want to do another long run.

So I broke it up into two 2.5 mile runs. Two different out-and-back-again loops from my apartment, one in the morning and one in the evening. An interesting experiment. I suppose it would have been better if I’d done the same loop; that way could compare my times from the morning and evening to see when I’m a better runner. I’ve pondered that question before.

But that’s not what I did. And I’m not sure about the overall distance for each loop; I think the morning one is a little short of 2.5 and the evening one is a little long. But I’m sure that, together, they constitute 5 miles total. So I’ll only note the overall times:

  • Morning: 23:56.31
  • Evening: 26:06.99
  • Total: 50:03.30

— or just a teeny-tiny little shade over a 10:00 pace.