It has been a while since I have taken my watch out for a run. I like to do this every once in a while just to get a feel if I am getting faster, slower, or staying the same. I used to just set the watch and run as fast as I could for either a 3 or 5 mile run.
This time I did it differently. The number 1 distance that I run is 4 miles. I have an easy loop. I head up past the mall, circle the long way and then make a turn towards home. During this route there is a 2.4 mile loop.
I decided that I would run to the start of the loop and then run the entire 2.4 mile loop as fast I can. The first one I did was on a hot day. I did it in 22:01. I am hoping when fall comes and the weather gets cooler, I will be able to break 20 minutes if not 18 minutes.