A.M. 20.1 with Jeff in 2:18:35. We warmed up for 6.22 miles, then celebrated the re-opening of the closed portion of the trail with the tempo on Fast Running Blog 5 Miler course. The target was 5:44. I was feeling good, and told Jeff 5:40 would be OK. So we did that pace pretty much dead on for the first 2.5, and then sped up. We ended up with the following splits: 5:41 - 5:39 - (14:09 at the turnaround) - 5:36 - 5:24 - then 5:30 for me, 5:16 for Jeff. Total time for me 27:50, 5:34 avg, second half in 13:41, 4 seconds ahead of the 5:30 guy. Last 3 miles at exactly 5:30 average. Then we jogged some, and then with 2 miles to go picked up the pace to slightly sub-6:00 to get the run over with and to get a fuel stimulus. First mile was 5:56, second 5:43, total time for 2 11:39. I felt those last 2 miles were perhaps the most productive part of the workout. I felt like I was at the end of a marathon, but at the same time I was not too weak to go. I felt that I was able to achieve very good fuel economy on that stretch.
P.M. 2 with Benjamin in 15:26. 0.5 with Jacob in 4:48. Joseph and Benjamin ran 4:25.