A.M. Tempo run with Mike. 5 miles. The plan was go 6:00 for the
first 3, then quicker if Mike could handle it. Turned out that Mike has
gotten into great shape and could go much faster giving me a good push
to where I just had to sit behind him most of the way. So we did this:
5:56 - 5:42 - 5:42 (14:00 at 2.5) - 5:30 (81,83,83,83) - 5:38 (85,86,86,81) - total time 28:28, last 2.5 in 13:58.
legs started caving in the last mile, and I had a hard time shifting
gears to get out of the 86 quarter rut. Mike was hurting at that point
too and was not pushing the pace anymore as much. Finally I was able to
shift gears in the last quarter somewhat, and Mike was able to respond,
so we ended up with a good time for him, much faster than I expected.
Caving legs were probably a result of cumulative lack of sleep, or at
least I hope it will be fixed by sleeping.
We had a bit of a
rhythm breaking adventure as we ran into a duck about 0.25 into the
last mile of the tempo. Literally, both of us ended up kicking it.
That is the first time I've ever run into a bird like that I believe.
Finished the run with Jenny, she ran 2, I ended up with 10.5. Julia had a fever and did not run. Jenny took Jacob for 0.5.
P.M. 2.25 with Benjamin in 17:44. Last 0.4 or so hard, at about 6:00 pace. Benjamin ran 0.5 with Joseph.