Tonight went waaaaaay better than 2 nights ago. The temperature was much cooler -- roughly 20 degrees C. Bernie went out for our tempo run targeting 8:30 per mile. On the way back, the goal was 7:30 per mile for the 3 miles to the Forks of the Thames water stop, and then 7:20 per mile for the remaining 1.36 miles.
Here are our splits:
8:23 (0.37 of a mile)
7:03 (0.36 of a mile).
The overall average pace was 7:55, so I was quite pleased. And the average pace back was 7:20 per mile (4:33.5/k) - which is the best this year, and almost as fast as the 4:31/km I ran on October 25, 2011 which is just before I ran my personal best in Road to Hope.