8.17 mi, 1:07:28, 8:15 avg, elev gain 49 feet
Yesterday was a scheduled day off. I was not able to run this morning but it always feels tempting to just skip the run in the evening, but I wasn't going to even though it had been kind of a rough day and it was still 86 degrees and typical Florida August humidity, but it was getting later and it at least seemed cooler.
Scheduled run was 2 easy, 2x2 miles at half marathon pace (7:08), 3 minute jog between and then 2 miles easy to get back home. It was about 2 miles to the Pinellas trail and looked like there was a good two mile stretch at least before crossing any major roads. First mile was better than expected and finished it in 6:54. Next mile was 7:03, but just after I finished was realizing how much the heat had taken out of me. But, just two more miles and then an easy jog home.
Second repeat did not start out well, I really didn't think I'd be able to finish it. I stopped, mentally regrouped and then got going again and decided to just try my best. Made the next mile in 7:16, not too far off and then slowly got a little bit faster as a chipped away at the last mile and finished it in 7:05.
1. 6:54, 7:03
2. 7:16, 7:05
Run back home was good and saw a nice sunset when I stopped to scratch a bug bite.