Decided to delay today's scheduled rest day until tomorrow since a storm is supposed to bring snow and cold rain tonight through early Wednesday morning. I also decided to check out a new paved trail that runs along the perimeter of the school. Combined with a section of the outer parking lot, it's a loop of exactly one mile. This will make a good "comfort loop" (term I borrowed from Andrew) for future bad weather.
Did my speed workout which called for four miles at my 15k to half marathon pace. I wasn't very disciplined in my warm-up, which called for the first two miles at a slow pace. Instead, the second warm-up mile ended up fitting into the upper end of my speed range, so I begrudgingly decided to count it as one of the speed miles. They ended up being a bit all over the place... 7:02, 6:47, 6:54 and 6:44, but so be it.
Followed it up with a 5k cool down. All in all a good workout. I'm pleasantly sore, so I'm welcoming tomorrow's rest day.
Ran 8.1 miles @ 7:38/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 157/175
Upper 30s, mostly sunny.
Long pants, fleece jacket, short sleeved shirt, beanie.