Tonight was the longest tempo run of this session -- a 13 miler. And with my hip still hurting, I really wasn't sure how it would go. So Jenny and I decided that I'd run out slowly for 2 miles and if it was hurting, I'd just turn around. But it didn't hurt very much and, in fact, was feeling fairly good, so I kept running. On the way back, I was targeting something close to 8 minutes per mile. Here are my splits:
9:02 (0.4 miles)
7:49 (0.44 miles)
The average pace was 8:23. So, considering I had no idea how the run would do, I was quite pleased.
Still, I made the decision to not even attempt a long run in the upcoming weekend. A rest would do my muscles a world of good.