A.M. Total of 12. Started with Jeremy and Benjamin. They did 6. I did a tempo after a warm-up. 4 miles total, 2 up the canyon, 2 back down. There was some adversity - strong wind blowing out of the canyon, some snow/ice on the trail, and overall slippery condition of the trail. My splits were 6:10, 6:11, 5:39. 5:24 - total time 23:24. I had a hard time shifting gears in the third mile because the trail was slippery and I was afraid to turn on the engine full blast. The concern is not only the mechanical aspect of maintaining balance at a higher speed, but also the loss of coordination that is inevitable as you push harder. The more toll the pace is taking you, the less brain power you have to think about avoiding icy spots. However, that helped save some energy for the last mile, and I ran it stronger with the last quarter in 77. Did circular strides, and 2 with Jenny and Julia.
P.M. 2 total. 1 with Jacob, 1 with Joseph, neighborhood kids joined us.