Today's run was difficult.
Last week I only ran once - on Sunday. After that we went away on vacation. I tried to run at our vacation spot, but it did not work out. I did not know where to go, how far to run, where it was safe to run on the highway, etc. So I did not run, though I swam a little bit.
So after a week of not running, today's run was tough. It is amazing how quickly one regresses if he does not keep up with something.
So, here is lesson #3: The pace of regression is much quicker than that of progression.
I kept up with my pace of about 4:1, though it was hard today. I was huffing and puffing but I did it. I ran my regular route completely, and while at the beginning it took some time to get into the run, when I did I was able to run as usual.
Tomorrow night is my first "group run" I hope so I am excited by that.