My first planned tempo run in a while,
well sort of, planned it last night right before I went to bed.
with Striders at Longleaf. Warmed up with 2.5 easy, then did 4 mile
tempo run keeping each mile under 7:00. Splits were: 6:48, 6:52, 6:45, 6:36
I sometimes have a hard time doing tempo runs in the dark, but today I had my light clipped on my hat and have fixed the glare problem by putting electrical tape toward the bottom. I was going to test it out on Sunday morning's run but I ended up running when it was light out. Glad it came in handy.
Short cool down after that to put the total at just over 7 miles.
It was nice to see a few
friends after - Mike, Raj, Diane, Barb, Melanie, Rudy and Randy (the PTs) and many more.
Got home fairly early and saw Dave out front - he was putting in a tree in our front yard to replace a bush I planted a while ago. Went over where it was going to go. I went back inside and then Andy asked from the bathroom "Hey Dad, why is the water off?"
I went outside and saw water bubbling up from the ground. Dave shut off the water, finished extricating the bush and said he'd be able to fix it all. Someone (me) had planted that bush too close to the water main, d'oh.
Andy finished his shower by rinsing off in the pool. Fortunately, Jenny did not have any morning clients. Thomas and I took a dip in the chilly pool to wash up.
Later in the morning, Dave had finished putting in the tree, hauled off the old bush, and had the water fixed, yay!