Ran the usual 10.04 course. Added some tempo work in the middle for fun. There was a fairly dry 1.5 mile stretch with only a little bit of slush. So I ran it at a threshold effort in both directions. Got the same time on both occasions - 8:19. On the first one, HR eventually climbed up to 158. On the second one, it got up to 160 with a quarter to go. Then I saw I was off-schedule, and decided to correct it with a kick. Ran 1:19 on the last quarter, with the HR getting up to 165.
Both runs felt hard, like I could not go any faster. However, once I decided to kick on the last one, I felt it was sustainable for more than just a quarter.
Finally fixed the "You are a hacker" error that happened if you clicked on add/delete/edit entry after your session timed out. Also, we got some donations to the Fast Running Blog Fund. If you would like to be acknowledged on the donor's page, send me a message via the contact form. Being acknowledged as a donor is a good thing even if you do not want the recognition as it encourages others to donate.