AM: 5-MILE TEMPO
The plan was to meet at the pond, warm up the typical four miles to the canyon and tempo down, but add on a mile around the pond. We wanted to hit same pace as our 4-mile tempo last month for an additional mile.
But I somehow slept thru my alarm (I don't remember it ever going off, but it was set correctly). I figured if I hurried I could still beat Ben and Ken to the canyon at the end of their warm up and do the tempo with them. Sure enough I got there and jogged a half mile before running into them. They agreed to continue warming up until I hit two miles. Then we were off.
I ran 4:59/mile pace last month, so that was my goal. But, I was struggling early on and on the middle I slowed a bit. I got back on pace the last mile, but overall I was a tad slower at 5:02/mile. But only three seconds per mile off and it was an extra mile, so we'll call it a draw. Aldo, the wooden bridges in miles 3 & 4 were frosted and slippery which slows you down a bit.
Splits were 5:00, 4:58, 5:04, 5:08, 4:57
PM: 4 miles easy after dinner = lots of nasty burps, avg pace 6:48/mile.