It isn't even the end of May yet, and my usual Summertime miles o' pallooza is kicking it into the next gear already. It's a ritual for me, and I just love this time of year, don't you?
Aside from the general awesomeness of the boys being out of school, there's baseball season, our family trips to the beach (epic adventures in their own right), and three months of unhindered, unhurried, unencumbered early morning running.(Insert evil scientist laughter here)
On the training front, I continue to be amazed at my fitness improvement in light of the fact that it is solely due to consistent, if not obsessive, running. I am not within peak phase, but my easy/recovery pace range is now faster than my Disney marathon PR pace, and that astounds me. I haven't planned it that way, and I haven't done anything differently that can explain it, other than to just run
... a lot and often.