6.63 mi, 51:03, 7:42 avg
Yesterday's planned short tempo run which was postponed until today almost didn't happen. Pretty warm out this morning but figured I could push through 3 miles at a 6:41 pace.
After the mile warm up I switched into tempo gear and felt ok at first, but then didn't and started thinking about postponing again. Pace had slowed down to 7:08 and then I decided if that's all I could do with the effort I had then that's what I'd do.
Then, little by little pushed the pace back down and finished the first mile at 6:45, then did the last two at 6:36 and 6:31. Done!
Starting to wrap up week 1 of the taper, then there's another taper week next week and then race day. Fingers crossed that I'll be able to beat back any doubts on race day like the one that almost took me down today.