As 2014 came to a close, I was the last one in the gym at my apartment complex. It was 9:15 or so and I did a 45+ minute run/walk workout from Runner’s World (and Jeff Galloway). It’s a workout I do often, although have problems running the full 4 and 5 minute segments in the later part of the workout. But last night, I successfully did both of them at 6.1 MPH. My slow run is 5.6 (2 minutes) followed by an easy run at 5.8 (3 minutes). A minute of walking, then 2 minutes running, walk for 1, etc. Eventually, it gets up to multiple 3 minute runs followed by a minute walk, then the 4 minute run, 1 minute walk, and 5 minute run. It ends with 2 minute and then 1 minute runs, each followed by a minute of walking. All in all, it’s 45 minutes if you stick to the plan. Yesterday, I kept going to take it above 50 minutes with the last few minutes of running at a much faster pace. Then, a brief cooldown and a cold walk back to my apartment. All in all, it was a great way to end 2014 on a high note!