10 miles on the Provo River Trail in the morning. We are supposed to be closing on the sale of our house and the purchase of the new house, and moving, so I have been somewhat stressed lately. I think it showed today a bit.
Started out at 8:00 pace which soon became 7:05-7:10, HR 127-129. After 3 miles sped up to 6:35-6:40, HR 138-140. Then ran a tempo 2.5 portion from the Utah Lake to Geneva Road in 14:40. HR drifted up to 156, and climbed to 161 when I sped up to 5:40 pace on the last quarter. The pace felt hard. Part of the problem was being overdressed for the weather, part can be blamed on having been sick. But there is still a part that is not accounted for. I will blame it on the cumulative effect of the stress of moving that has been building up over the last week.
Ran with the kids in the afternoon. After the first half Jenny was complaining that 9:00+ pace was too fast. I told her when your mind gets soft, soft pace feels hard, when you harden the mind, hard pace feels soft. She took the initiative to push the pace on the last 600, hitting first 200 in 1:02, and then the last 400 in 1:52, which dropped Abby and really made Benjamin work.