4.23 mi, 37:30, 8:51 avg
Ran on Starkey Blvd bike path starting from the little Longleaf church. Although yesterday's run made me feel like I could run again, the first mile this morning felt otherwise but then I was ok.
I've been trying out one fast mile each week, thought about skipping it but wanted to get it down. So, once the 4th mile started I picked it up to what felt like the 6:30's, glanced down at my watch and saw 6:35 (good!), about 30 seconds later I looked again and saw 6:52 (not so good), I then thought about scrapping it, then argued to just try even if my pace slipped and I could only run 7:20. So, with that argument out of the way I settled back in and slowly saw the pace drop until I finally finished at 6:24.
I had been worried about getting back to sub-20:00 5k pace without even being able to run a mile at that pace, but now there's one less thing to worry about. The challenge, the doubt, and overcoming the doubt was what I needed today.