I strapped on the headlamp and headed out the door for five miles. Yup, it is pitch black at five in the morning! The headlamp is great, but I like to wrap it around my wrist so I can wave it around when a car comes my way. I really need to get some more reflective gear as all I have is a hat from Be Seen. I love the stuff at RelaxReflect and they will even do custom designs and have stuff for kids. Very cool! I should get some and do a review. *wink wink*
Today's workout -
1 mile warmup
3 miles at STP (8:05)
1 mile cooldown
How I did -
1 mile warmup - 10:13
Tempo mile #1 - 9:25 (I feel like a snail going uphill)
Tempo mile #2 - 8:08 (nothing like being inches away from being sprayed by a skunk to make you pick up the pace!)
Tempo mile #3 - 8:48 (this route is too hilly)
1 mile cooldown - 9:59
I can not, for the life of me, keep a steady pace on these so-called tempo runs. I did pretty awesome on my long run, but that is a much flatter route in comparison.
How do you deal with tempo runs when on a hilly route?