I hoped to run two or three tempo miles at half marathon pace, or a comfortably hard pace, on the three mile loop at Memorial Park. I was careful not to start out too fast and before I knew it, I was in the last tempo mile and I was running up the hill.
Before I started, I thought that if I ran out of gas, I'd just call it a day and quit there, making it a hard two miles for the day instead of three, but I felt pretty good and scooted up that hill and then tried to keep the speed for almost a half mile longer. In fact, since I was near the end and didn't need to conserve energy, I sped up -fun!
I ran 6 miles today. 2 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down. Tempo mile splits: 8:28, 8:23, 8:10/mile. My goal was 8:10-8:30. Goal accomplished!
Photo: Taken on a geocaching adventure. Wild berries at Memorial Park.