At 7, I started out on my 7 mile run in the rain. I ran to the track (1.5 miles away) and did 6 x 800m with 90 second recovery jogs. My splits: 7:27, 7:58, 7:52, rested 6.5 minutes, 7:17, 8:22 and 8:17/mile.
I pushed so hard on the 4th one that I could hear myself breathing over my tunes. The pace felt hard and then I pushed harder. When it was over, I had to walk instead of the usual slow running.
So I pushed, yes, but I was so tired that I had to run the last couple of 800's slower than the rest. I should have saved some energy for the last two 800's. How about you? How hard do you push yourself?
Photo: Memorial Park at night. Early this morning it was only a little lighter than this because of clouds.