9.04 mi, 1:20:41, 8:55 avg, elev gain 341 feet, HR 139 bpm
I was planning on doing a tempo run on a longer out and back but had to change plans a little bit. Had sod installed in the front yard but the sprinkler system was damaged, so was waiting on irrigation repair person (all day window with 30 minute advance call).
So, I did 4 loops through Westlake neighborhood (actually more like a figure 8) so that I'd always be less than 30 minutes from home (maybe like 10 minutes at the farthest).
It felt a little boring at first, and then especially at the start of the third loop. Twice, I had to stop a pet a big dog that ran out to greet me. The first time I didn't know if the dog was friendly (the owner, who was working on top of his roof assured me he was). The second time around I knew the drill with the dog. And, the third time past the dog, he just sat on the front yard looking at me - I guess I was no longer interesting.
Weather was great.
Also, I started going faster most of the 4th loop and did the last mile about 7:27 pace.