Today's run called for 3x1600 @ 7:24 pace w/ 1:00 RI. In my mind, my hardest track workout yet. I had already decided going in that I was going to cut that down to only two repeats. Not to be soft, but I know I could do two quality 1600s instead of three mediocre ones and would be scaling back my mileage for the reasons above. After warming up for half a mile I psyched myself up for the first interval and killed it!
I only remember running a mile faster than that once and that was in high school during the timed mile in PE.
The second repeat wasn't quite so fast at 7:29, but it was within five seconds of my target pace so I was happy with the outcome.