8.14 mi, 1:02:42, 7:42 avg
Ran at Longleaf with the Striders. Plan was to do 5 mile tempo run at about 6:50 pace. I warmed up for 1.75 miles, then started the tempo portion.
I had a slight technical glitch. My headlamp batteries were much more drained than I thought and it quickly quite altogether. The section of the trail past the bridge is pretty dark so it kept slowing me down if I felt like I was running off of the path. So, the first mile was a bit slower than planned but not a total wash.
Splits: 7:13, 6:40, 6:35, 6:43, 6:37
So, despite the slower first mile, still managed to get under a 6:50 average for the tempo portion.
Today was my Mom's birthday, turning 77. Met up with my Mom and Dad at Bonefilsh for dinner along with Thomas and Andy and Jesssica. Fun night!