10.24 mi, 1:33:39, 9:08 avg, HR 137 bpm
Left from my house and met up with Joe at the back gate of Foxwood. Only one harder run this week, and this was it.
Running along 54, it started to rain. We briefly stopped in Havana Dreamer's so Joe could grab some water. The rain had stopped and now it was not so oppressive feeling. Ran up Starkey and a little into Alico Pass until I was about 5 miles into the run then headed back.
At the 6 mile point I tried to shift into the next gear and go a little bit faster than 8:00 (schedule called for 7:57). But I felt stuck, it was like the speedometer was stuck between 8:15 and 8:20. So, a half mile in I said I was stopping. Regrouped mentally, got going again and was able to get under 8:00. Joe told me to go ahead.
Got back home and went just a little bit farther to make up for the start/stop/start (last mile was a bit too fast). 7:51, 7:32, 7:27, 7:19
I'll try to keep it more even next time but didn't want to risk slipping off my pace this time.