I took this past weekend off of doing a long run, so my muscles certainly felt refreshed. Still, my hip was still talking to me, so Coach Brian suggested that I take it easy on the first mile-repeat -- maybe targeting 7:30 for the first mile and then ramping it up from there if it felt good. We were to do a 2:30 rest between repeats.
Well, I couldn't keep that first mile to that slow. I felt like I was taking it easy, but I still did a 7:07 first mile. Here are my four splits:
So my average pace was exactly 7 minutes per mile. Not as good as April 2 of this year (6:53 average pace), but way better than 2012 when I was still pretty early in the recovery from my hamstring injury. Targeting anywhere from 6:50 to 7:00 per mile is about where I should be.
It was warm out tonight -- roughly 25 degrees C and muggy -- but it didn't seem to affect me, other than the buckets of sweat I shed.