Maybe it was the playlist:
1979 by Smashing Pumpkins
Love and Memories by O.A.R
Shadow of the Day by Linkin Park
The Comeback by Shout Out Louds
Lazy Eye by Silversun Pick-ups
Don't Go (Tee's Freeze Mix) by Yaz
Breathe by Prodigy
Kissing Families by Silversun Pick-ups
Vagabonds by New Model Army
Best of You by The Foo Fighters
Maybe it is because I am no longer PMSing. I'll spare you the details of that.
Or maybe it was that the Orthopedist called me yesterday. My xrays, vascular study and blood tests were all normal. Well, normal for me. As I suspected my muscle enzyme was elevated and since every physical I have had for the past fifteen years has shown an elevated muscle enzyme I am not too concerned. What this means is that obviously I was/am a bit over trained. So you were right. And backing it off last week was the right thing to do.
But maybe it was the over the calf compression socks (thanks Dani for reminding me about them) that I wore. They came yesterday. I put them on and Ryan's comment was that it is unfortunate that I have let my love of running get in the way of my sense of good taste. But I long ago reconciled that to have the legs to look good in short skirts and heels and to avoid the "your ass after 40 syndrome" some time spent in uglier than sin running shoes and apparel is necessary. The running aesthetic is blind. You gotta look the ugly to get the pretty is how I see it. And in regards to the compression sock dorkiness I will for once concede to comfort over fashion.
So I don't know what it was but I had a great treadmill run. 10k in 45:06. Average 7:15 pace. Range was 6:30 to 8:30. Certainly not my fastest ever but it is my regular range. And today, hopefully a bike and a brick with Steph.