Ran 4 in the early morning then later did 45 min various XT at the gym. As Friday is an optional run day and after a good hill workout yesterday and then all day at Lagoon, Kim opted (and her coached agreed) to take the day off running, so I was solo for the 4-miler.
Had planned on doing an easy, gentle 4-miler. Didn't feel like running in the bottoms so went a different 4 mile route that gave me stiff canyon winds in the face the first 2 miles. Ended up pushing the pace into the wind just so I could be done asap and enjoy the last 2 miles with the nice tailwind.
Wasn't paying much attention to the pace so I was surprised the last 2 miles ended up being in the 7-7:15 range. I would have guessed more like 7:45-8 but I guess that's what the wind giving you a nice push does for you. I was pleased the overall 7:43 pace felt pretty good.