A.M. Ran 8 miles with Chad. In the first 2 miles we ran with Jenny, Julia, Joseph, and Jacob. Today was Jacob's birthday. He turned 6.
Then we ran 6 more miles with Benjamin. I thought it would be good for all of us to shake the legs out, so I proposed a 1.25 mile pickup down the Provo Canyon. I gave Benjamin a chance to pick the pace, he said if I let him choose the pace, it would be 8:00 mile. So with this deferral, I said the pace would be 82 seconds per quarter (5:28 per mile), and I would run in front to set it. We did the first quarter in 82 as planned. However, to do that we had to work against a gust of headwind. So applying the same effort the second quarter ended up being 80. I noticed that Benjamin was fine at 80, so I just kept it. But it ended up being too fast for Chad and he dropped back a bit. The next quarter was not marked, however, we did the next half mile in 2:38. I suppose I was getting a bit excited. So we had 5:20 at the mile. Then I realized that if we ran under 76 Benjamin would get a mile record for the last mile of the pickup. So I silently picked up the pace to see if he would respond. He did. Our next 200 was 37. In the last 200 I cranked it up some, and Benjamin kept responding, and even trying to pass me, so we ended up with 33 for the last 200, 70 for the last quarter, 6:30 for 1.25, and 5:08 for the last mile. This is Benjamin's new canyon mile record.
Chad finished .1.25 in 6:46, with the last mile in 5:24.
P.M. 0.5 with William.