A.M. 10.2 on the trail in 1:08:55. Did a pickup for 1.5 in the middle in 8:42. Originally wanted to go a mile, but at 0.75 felt relaxed and decided to do 1.5. However, around 1 mile the quads started feeling more tense. But I still could keep the pace with just a little bit more effort. Considered going 2.5, but decided against it to avoid aggravating the foot.
Some interesting observations. When Jeff speeds up from 5:20 to 5:00, or even 4:50, he still looks the same to me. I cannot tell he is going faster unless I am either running with him or timing him. However, when I speed up from 5:40 to 5:20, I do not look the same to him. He sees a whole lot more tension.
Another observation. At 6:40 I feel like I am barely breathing. At 5:50 I still feel like I am barely breathing. However, 5:50 feels a whole lot harder - I have to concentrate a whole lot more.
I wonder if my problem is similar to that of an inexperienced piano player that is trying to play a piece too fast for his level of ability. At a certain critical point he begins losing control of the instrument.
P.M. 0.25 with Jacob in 2:54. 0.5 with Joseph in 4:51. 2 with Benjamin in 17:41. Julia ran 1.5 with us in 13:58. Jenny ran 2.5 with Sarah in the morning.