Short run this morning. Almost didn't go, but made myself. Given the Florida humidity it was tough to get in a groove.
For the first half, I went at a very easy pace. Ran to a bathroom on a golf course, wrecked it, then on the return back I decided to pick up the pace.
Averaged just over 7:00/mile on the way back and you know what? It wasn't so bad. Granted, it was only for a mile and a half, but it felt good. Tempo paces seem scarier when not training as much, but the bark is often worse than the bite. It's kind of like going to a restaurant for the first time and you wonder if you're underdressed... then you're inside and see everyone is dressed like you.
Ran 3.4 miles @ 8:02/mile pace.
Upper 70s, sunny, very humid.
Saucony Virrata, shorts, short sleeved short.