Ran 6.6 miles - 1.8 mile warmup, 4.0 miles @ 7:05/mile pace, .8 mile cooldown.
Weather: Temps in the upper 20s. Sunny.
This morning's surprise little snow storm (5") gave way to sunny skies this afternoon. Given the weather lately, the upper 20s really felt downright balmy.
Originally planned to hit five miles hard at below MP, but legs felt tired. First split at 6:42 felt pretty good. Second split at 7:12 felt very labored. Legs still not recovered from the weekend's workouts, I guess, so decided to go easy and hit the the third at 7:30. Felt somewhat recovered after that mile and picked it up again hitting the fourth in 6:50. That fourth one felt easy. In retrospect, I should have kept going since I felt warmed up. But I didn't. Drat. I even flew through the .8 mile cooldown at a 7:18/mile pace and didn't feel like I was trying. Oh well, I guess that means I should have more gas in the tank for this week.