It's been just over 12 hours since speed work -- hardly enough time for my muscles to recover. But I know that I have a tempo run tomorrow, so the extra 8 hours of rest before that run could make it go better. And since I really didn't have to push and particular pace on this run, I figured it would be better to have a "bad" easy run in the hopes I would have a "good" tempo run tomorrow. This route is mostly uphill, so it definitely isn't easy from a topology perspective. Here are my splits:
8:42 (mostly flat)
8:31 (a bit downhill, a bit uphill)
8:33 (0.42 miles -- mostly flat)
Not great, and I was drenched at the end, but I'll take it.