It's been raining a lot here lately, but that was good on Tuesday because it cooled the atmosphere down. It was 75 degrees at 7pm, so I decided to take advantage of it. I was "scheduled" to run for 40 minutes, so instead of doing my normal loop and doubling back, I just headed out and turned around at 22 minutes, running back the same way (i.e. "there and back"). Because I've been pushing it on the treadmill - up to 6.7 mph - I made a conscious effort to keep my pace up. This effort turned out to be successful. I ran 4.69 miles in 42:56 - with a little math, I figured out that was 9:13 per mile, which is about 6.6 mph. Woot woot! Much better than my normal road pace of 6 mph (10 min per mile).
And today I was on the elliptical for 40 minutes. ;)