6.26 mi, 50:31, 8:04 avg
Started from the little church near Longleaf and did out and back on the Starkey Blvd bike trail. Once again I ended with a fast mile, it felt like maximum effort (similar to last 2 weeks where I did 6:50 and 6:33) - today I did 6:42. It probably wasn't quite maximum effort but it did feel pretty hard.
In the evening watched Thomas run the 3200m at track meet hosted by Anclote HS. He acheived a new PR with official time of 11:01.37 (I timed 11:00.92 on my iPhone stopwatch, pretty close to official time and about what I'm usually off by). Improved a little on all of his laps, with laps 5,6,and 7 a little slower than goal and coming back in lap 8. He ran with Jarod who also ran a similar pattern of staying behind Tom for at least the first half or more, and then sometime in 7th or 8th lap pulling ahead. This time Tom stayed with him most of the time and kept on closing the gap until Jarod finally pulled ahead in second half of the last lap and finished with 10:55. Tom says he's going to work on doing more tempo runs for improvement in lactate threshold - seems like a good strategy.
Tom was one of the few (maybe only) runner from Mitchell boys team to PR today.
Quote from Jenny to Tom (originally Tim Notke) "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
Wanted to congratulate him after the race but left so I wouldn't be in his face.