A.M. Long run. Started with a 2 mile warm-up, and then a 10 mile tempo on my standard course. Did it in 58:10 with the following splits: 5:52 - 5:52 - 5:46 - 5:47 - 5:51- 5:51 - 5:51 - 5:49 - 5:50 - 5:41. Felt fatigued after the first 2 miles and thought I would not be able to go any faster, considered stopping, but then the horror of plodding out the rest of the run for eternity hit me, and I decided to finish out the tempo. I gave it a little push and it woke me up. Had a small kick in the last mile as well. Overall not too unhappy with the tempo, viewing it as a stepping stone. Ran with the kids - 0.5 with Jacob, 1 with Joseph, 2 with Jenny and Julia, and 3 with Benjamin. Challenged Benjamin to run the last 0.5 under 3:00, he made me work, we ended up running 2:50. It felt easier than I expected. Possibly part of my problem is that lately I've been doing my workouts alone for the most part. When Jeff joined me a couple of weeks ago, all of a sudden I started hitting much faster times.