I’d like to think that I’m finally reaping the benefits of that run-every-day effort of a few weeks ago. I’ve been noticing that –particularly when I go out on my own and I’m not throttling my pace against other people– my speeds have been up. Last night, for example, I went out for what I planned to be an easy run, but what turned into a relatively speedy run. Total distance was 8.75 klicks. My average pace was 5:25 min/km. Not exactly record-setting, I know, but two things: this was (a) literally my second-fastest average pace in 2015 to date, the fastest being that awesome 5k I ran on January 1, and (b) roughly 40 sec/km faster than I was doing for the same distances/routes only about two months ago. I think that’s worth noting, don’t you?