I ran my four miles for Reese’s Run (there’s still time to sign up!) today because I won’t run tomorrow or Saturday in preparation for the GW Parkway 10 miler on Sunday. I planned to take it really slow and easy, but apparently I suck at pacing myself. The first mile was 9:05. A little fast, but mostly downhill. About a third of the way through the second mile, I was really regretting it, thinking I’d gone out way too fast. Then I looked down at Garmin. I was running uphill, into the wind, at an 8:50 pace. Oops. No wonder I was dying! I ended up doing the 4 miles in 35:43, including a few stoplights. Not exactly the slow run I planned, but it felt good, nonetheless.