Today's schedule calls for a Tempo Run at 7:45 to 8:15 pace for 20 minutes. Irene wanted to get a run in, as she is training for the NYC Marathon in November. Zachary wanted to run, just because.
We headed over to the University track because the plan was to do a Tempo Run based off my of my Run Test from Wednesday. I figured a flat course would be help me keep my pace even, and as we approached the track, I could see the gates locked and closed. We then jogged over to the parking lot and finished our warm up. Irene turned back home and got ready for work. It was just me and Zachary now. I told him to do his best, thinking he'd probably out run me. About 2 minutes before the Tempo Run, I started to quicken my pace, and thought about the flatest and even parts of the School and plotted it out in my head. Off we dashed!
I was thinking that Zachary would pace me, but he seemed to fallback, and as I noticed that, I told him to make some straight runs and I ran around curves and turns to meet up with him. 5 minutes passed and I was like only 15 more minutes left. 10 minutes passed and I was like I am going to only 15 minutes of this tempo instead of the 20. It looks like I ended up with 8:35 pace with a little up and down elevations. Next Tempo Run, I think I will be able to do it for 20 minutes!