With my race this weekend, I tweaked my plan today a little so I wouldn't overdo it. I want to be well rested and antsy come Saturday at 8 a.m.
I did a 1/2 mile warmup and then started a 4 mile Tempo run. Initially, I intended on doing 2 miles at Goal Pace (8:30) and 2 miles at Tempo Pace (8:08). When I hit the lap button at 2.55 miles, however, it read 16:02 (8:01). Seeing as I went out fast, I thought I better up the pace for the last two as well. At 4.55 miles, the Garmin declared 15:27 (7:43). Very cool. I finished it all with a 1/2 mile cooldown and then I hit 'the arctic'.
I'll be off for the weekend but will post a race report when I return. Good luck to all of you who race this weekend - my thoughts are with you. May we all be speedy & strong. :)