8.25 mi, 1:05:45, 7:58 avg
Not a bad run but a little bit short of goals. Was supposed to do 2 easy, then 5 @7:08 pace, followed by 2 easy. Ran on Starkey Blvd bike trail, much too late start by which time the cooler morning had disappeared (but fortunately the clouds were hanging around to block the full sun).
Tried my best but had trouble getting onto pace and holding it. Considered scrapping the run but I needed the miles with yesterday's missed run. Decided I'd at least go by effort. Finished the first mile in 7:19, and then did a little better on the second mile at 7:13. Ran into Aristida neighborhood, turned around a little past 2.5 miles so that I'd hit 3 miles as I returned back to the bike trail. Decided I'd take a quick stretch break to regroup (so, ok not completely a tempo run now, more like two longer intervals). Got going again and had trouble getting back on pace, ending up at 7:15 for the 4th mile. Finally, last mile, tried a little bit harder and was soon on pace and then some, finishing the last one in 6:54.
Overall, the numbers weren't bad, it was just a little choppy feeling. Sunday's and Tuesday's runs were very good, Wednesday was pretty good but for today's I was feeling some effects of the week's travel.