Today I repeated what I ran yesterday (2.25 miles) and my time was way better! Yesterday I ran it in 26:26; today it was 25:38. Now less than a minute might not sound like much, but today, I ran my first mile in 9:55! Granted, I did take a walk for .25 miles that took me about 5 minutes, but then my second mile was 10:11! Had I not stopped and walked, I would have had a pretty decent time.
I wonder, could this be because I know I have a race on Sunday? My short term goal is to get my pace to slightly under 10 min/mile, so this makes me very hopeful for Sunday!