10.61 mi, 1:26:15, 8:08 avg
Ran from my house out to Starkey Blvd., first mile slow at 10:51. Stopped at the little church, took my gel and stashed my gatorade, then jogged a little more and did a few strides. Goal was to retry the failed workout of a few weeks ago but trying at a faster pace, instead of 7:00-7:10 I was going to try for all under 7:00. After the first mile my hopes felt dashed, although maybe I was too quick to give up, 6:57 pace but partially due to speeding up once I decided this would be a bunch of repeats.
Slowed down for about a minute and did another fast mile, but this one at 6:42.
I went out a little bit farther into Aristida neighborhood before turning back. Next part would be two miles under 7:00. Just made it barely with 6:55 and 6:51. Felt a lot tougher than it should have been but at least it meant I put in the effort.
Grabbed my gatorade and stopped for a little bit before continuing home. For the last mile I started picking it up and ended up with 7:07 - always feels a little bit easier