Perhaps last night's 4 miles in 39:00 was "real" even despite my trotty training break at 0.4 miles - tonight I repeated the run (okay, it was seven seconds slower) with NO BREAKS!
And...I even snuck a mini inclined challenge in there. For 0.25 mi I increase the incline by 0.5 at each 0.05mi. Then I worked it back down to 0. Crazy good hill workout, I know. But maybe a gradual start back is what I need to keep me on track this time.
Here goes nothing!