A.M. Long run with Mike. Julia is getting baptized tomorrow, so again long run on Friday. We did a warm-up of about 2.5, then ran a 10 mile tempo. I was feeling tired, and Mike struggled last time, and we positive-split so this time the plan was to go out slower and negative split even though the total time would be slower. We succeeded in executing the plan:
5:59 - 5:52 - 5:56 - 5:52 - 5:50 (29:29) - 5:47 + 5:44 + 5:48 + 5:50 - 5:36 (28:45, 58:14). Last quarter was 79.
We traded quarters up until about 5.5, then I started feeling fatigued and Mike was feisty so I just sat back for a couple of miles. Then Mike's steam diminished, and I started helping with the pace more. At the end I was hoping that Mike would just coast it, but he pressed hard in the last quarter. I somehow survived.
3 more with Benjamin in 24:45. Jenny and Julia ran 2.
P.M. 0.5 with Joseph and Jacob in 4:11.