13.03 mi, 2:05:59, 9:40 avg
Met Joe at Longleaf just after 5:30 and set out at an easy pace. My hip flexor had been bothering me slightly this past week but felt good at first, but after a few miles it felt like I just couldn't move my legs that fast and stayed in the 9:00s.
Just inside Starkey park I told Joe to go ahead. I walked a bit, then ran, so run-walked the 7th mile to the parking area. Waited there a bit and thought about getting a ride home, but the run-walking felt ok.
So, managed to make the run back and then run a little farther to make 13. Stretched a few times and feel ok. I've been skipping too many core exercise routines and I think it's starting to catch up on me. Being out a little too late last night didn't help either!