A.M. Ran with Jeff and Daniel. Forgot to reset the alarm, so it woke me up earlier than usual. Did The Interval tempo. Started with 5:42 mile, had Jeff and Daniel with me. Then they stopped, Jeff did not go further because he was tired from driving yesterday. The next mile was 5:20, and I started struggling towards the end of it. I tried to relax, but my legs were feeling fatigued. So I ran the next three quarters in 81, 82, and 83. I was not happy with it. HR was 161. In the last quarter I pushed harder, in the first 200 in 40 seconds HR was 164, then the last 200 was 38 for 78 quarter, and HR hit 167. This gave me 5:25 for the last mile, and 16:27.7 for 3.
Then finished the run with Jeff and Daniel. Daniel ran 9, Jeff and I 10.
In the afternoon I had plans to do some work on the blog - fix the bugs in the queue and rework the comments and the hot discussions. However, a client called me with a problem - his site was down. The problem was nasty and required a trip to the hosting provider. So I spent most of the day in a noisy server room recovering a server from root filesystem superblock corruption. It was a day of bad luck - my repair CD was damaged, a few ones we tried that the support team had did not have the right tools, then finally we figured out a way to get the tools, then salvage the file system, then reload the OS, re-install the web application, deal with issues, etc. The good news is that it was all paid time, so I made some money to pay the bills.
P.M. Ran barefoot. 2 with Benjamin and Jenny in 18:44, 1.5 with Julia in 13:23. Julia ran all the way barefoot, and this is her PR for 1.5. Her last mile was 8:48. She said her feet never hurt afterwards. Mine did better as well. I was handling small rocks and other forms of roughness a whole lot better than a couple of days ago. This reminded me of the time when I was about 9 and visited my cousins in a village near Sukhumi in Abkhazia. They were running barefoot on a rocky dirt road at full speed. I was wearing flip flops and could not run very fast. So I tried taking them off, and the surface was so rough I could not take one step.