Frosty morning run with the SF group. Weather.com says it was single digits but neither Kim or I thought it felt quite that cold. I guess maybe we're just used to it. Finally got to see the elk herd that Clay talks about for the first time this winter. One of these days maybe there will even be a Clay sighting. Actually I passed a couple of runners that I wasn't sure who it was. Thought it might be Clay and Curtis but from Clay's blog today sounds like it was someone else.
Did a progression run where I speed up every couple miles and finish somewhere close to 1/2 marathon pace. With the very cold temps I thought I might have to tone down the pace a bit and this turned out to be true. One nice thing about this type of workout is it gives me a chance to talk to runners of a variety of speed levels but still end up with a nice overall average pace with some down right tough miles at the end to hopefully help teach a bit of mental toughness for the end of races.
Splits as follows: 10:41, 9:45, 8:50, 8:54, 8:28, 8:27, 7:59, 7:59, 7:31, 7:33, 7:07, 7:00, 6:40, 6:37.
Finished off with a 1.5 mile easy run back home from the storehouse.