6.02 mi, 51:54, 8:38 avg
The workout of the day was supposed to be my old favorite 5x1k repeats, but it turned out to be a partial failure but did get some miles in and some speed, just not what I planned.
After warming up and doing a couple short strides I switched my watch to 1km laps but was having troubles and could only figure out how to do 0.65 miles instead of 0.62. I could have sworn I've done that before with this newer watch. So, I figured what could an extra 0.03 hurt? First one was ok at 6:23 pace - actually pretty good since goal was 6:26 or better and this was the first one. Next repeat was 6:18 pace, not bad at all, even better. But, on the third one I was struggling mentally and was discouraged and looked at my watch and could not get under 6:30. I weighed just finishing at whatever pace (probably a better choice because I usually make some time back). Instead, I bailed at 0.28 into the 0.65 lap, pace was 6:33 which was actually not that far off from 6:26 goal.
I was also running out of time, so headed back towards home so I wouldn't be late for my appointment later that morning.
Once back at my house decided for some redemption and did 6x20-30 second strides. I did get under 6:00 pace on all of them so that felt a little bit better. I'll go for a 5x1km redo soon and won't give up on the third one no matter what.