This morning had perfect running temperature of 50°. I felt a little bit chilly before running, but quickly felt comfortable after the first mile. I didn't have any plans as to whom I was going to run with this morning, it all depended on who showed up. As I got to the Y at 7:00, Bob was finishing up 9 miles and was about to go out for another 6. I was going to run with him but missed him on his way out. Eric was going to do 9 so I said I'd go along with him. Normally, he'll start out with us and then take off after about 1.5 miles. But, this morning I stuck with him until the turnaround point at 4.5 miles. It was a good effort for me to keep up with him during his warm up. I reached some speeds that I hadn't been to for a while.
At 4.5 miles I ran into David and Jenny so I ran with them for a few miles. I split off from them with about 3 miles left to go. I picked up the pace a little bit but nothing too crazy.
Then spent some time chatting with some of the other runners and enjoying some decaf coffee and cinnamon buns that someone else brought.
Once I got home, my wife had some banana pancakes still out that she made for the kids, they were delicious, mmmmm :)
I made my goal for today (doing 10 or 11) and for the week (40 miles).
Average pace: 7:45