9 Miles this afternoon at the Hall High School track. After 1 Mile at 6:50, I kicked it up a notch for 3 Miles in 19:00 (6:20/mile), backing it down for 1 Mile of very easy jogging followed by another 4 Easy Miles in 30:00 (7:30/mile).
I was a little disappointed in today's training run, during which I intended to run 4-5 miles at tempo pace (6:20) rather than the 3 miles I was able to grind out. Decided this morning to sleep an extra 1.5 hours rather than get out early, and it may have been a mistake. Temperature approached 80 degrees in Little Rock this afternoon, and it was very humid.
Just have to remind myself that you train to race, not race to train. And, of course, the average training runs make the good ones that much sweeter.