This was intended to be an easy run, so I kept my heart rate down to about 65% of maximum as much as I could. The pace was extremely relaxed and it felt pretty good. I didn’t play any music this time; I just listened to my feet hit the ground.
It’s nice to do a couple of runs like this a week as opposed to the other runs I’ve been doing that require me to keep my pace up, do a certain number of hills or keep my heart rate higher. Runs like this let you enjoy just running and being outside. Some of those cheery types might even enjoy the sensation of being alive on easy runs.