A.M. Ran with Jeff. Wore racing flats. We did a short warm-up (1.37) and then ran a tempo. I only went 1.5 because I am tapering. He did 5. It was dark, early, and our warmup was short, so we started out sluggish with a 92 second quarter. It felt harder than it should have. I was concerned some. But then the next one was 85 and it felt easier than I thought 85 would. And then I thought the next one would be maybe 84, 83 at the fastest from the effort, but it was 81. Then 81, 81 again, and 80 to finish 1.5 in 8:20.
The right foot had no issues. The left heel hurt a bit, enough that I had to alter the form some. But not too bad, I can run a marathon on it and live.
Turned around 3 miles away from the house, then jogged back to where we started the tempo and decided that since Jeff would get there in 4 minutes I could wait for him. He finished the 5 mile tempo in 26:57. Still struggling with his cold, but hopefully there is enough time between now and St. George for him to be fully over it.
Then ran home with Jeff, total of 6 miles in 46:36.
P.M. Got my Water Clogs in the mail for $10 including shipping. Took them for a spin. 0.5 with Joseph in 5:19. Then to avoid putting too much stress on the left foot rode the bike for the other kids runs. Benjamin ran 2 in 16:33, Jenny in 18:53. Julia had cut her foot in a small accident so she biked.