5.34 mi, 47:55, 8:59 avg, elev gain 96 feet
Shorter, easy run on the schedule. Started a little bit later in the morning but it was much cooler than last week's run. Jacob did not have a meet and wanted to run with me - we haven't had too many days that line up where we can run together. Ran down Lakeview Dr and out the south entrance of Westlake Blvd and headed west via Pennsylvania Ave and made our way down to Pop Stansell Park. Got a drink from the fountain and turned back. I saw a guy that looked famililar but couldn't quite remember then he called out my name. It was Ken from Tae Kwon Do. He was out walking his dog on the Pinellas Trail. Stopped and chatted with him for a couple minutes then got going again. Picked up the pace a little bit. As we got close to getting back into Westlake, Jacob said he wanted to run about 7:30 pace once we turned the corner. I followed behind him and the pace kept on getting a little faster, finishing that last mile at 7:10 (with Jacob a few steps ahead of me), then he wanted to sprint up the last hill. I held back a bit since I had my big run coming up tomorrow and this was supposed to be my easy day. The 7:10 felt easier when following someone vs running it myself.
Capping off another 50 mile week. Feeling pretty good but keeping an eye on my right foot with some PF starting.