A.M. Repeated my 5:20 pace test. This doubles as a workout, but I am more interested in using it to see if how my naps, magic foods and herbs, mileage variations, and other forms of magic affect the muscular performance. So here is what happened: 79, 78, seeing the pace was drifting upward I eased off, 82 too much, but now I could not quite get it back up, 81 (5:20), then I said if the next quarter is slower than 81 I am going to 1.5 otherwise full 2, 81, 82, 82, 80 - 10:45.4 for 2 miles, which is the fastest time and the best split (5:20, 5:25) since I started doing those tests. So apparently I did something right between Monday and today. Will try another 2 days of 10 miles instead of 12.5, and see what happens on Saturday.
Ran with the kids. Benjamin did 4, Jenny 2, Julia 1.5, Joseph 1. Total of 15 miles.