Today's run went fairly well. It was short for a Sunday, but I'm building right now. Strange though. Yesterday I rode my bike for 4 hours and 45 minutes. Today I only ran 45 minutes. Makes me feel like a running wuss.
But the run was as smooth as any run I've had recently. My stride was thoughtless and when I did tune in it felt like gliding for the most part. According to Runtastic (linked above) my pace hovered steadily around a 9:20/mi. Not blazing, simply comfortable. That's what I was going for. Today I was also thinking about the recent advice of a barefoot superhero, The Maple Grove Barefoot Guy. His advice: relax your shoulders. This is not mind-blowing advice, I know. But it was one of those things I needed someone else to say to remind me that it's important. Like when your friends remind you to bathe. You think, "Oh yeah! I knew I was forgetting something." So a focus of today's run was relaxing the body. No fists, shoulders loose, shake it out. I think it worked.