WORKOUT: 20 MINUTES MP, 5 REST, 23 MINUTES (20 @ HALF PACE, 2 @ 10K, 1 @ 5K WORKING DOWN TO 3K PACE)
Bryant and I met at Farmington Station, which was a good call since it was ten degrees warmer there (15F) than it was at my place (5F). We warmed up 7 miles and then did the 20 minutes at marathon pace in 5:24/mile. That was harder than it should have been, I believe there was a light breeze that slowed it a bit. 5 minutes rest and then 23 minutes, the first 20 at 5:16/mile, 2 minutes at 5:05/mile and the last minute at 4:42/mile, so the 23 minutes overall was 5:13/mile avg. Pretty hard workout actually, but I felt strong enough to finish it off well. We cooled down 2+ mile to get to 2 hours and 19.5 miles.
I wore my new Brooks pureCadence 5s and I got a blister, so I switched to my old pair for the cool down. I guess I should've broken them in on a much shorter run.