Ran 5.6 miles @ 7:48/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 166/180
Paved and dirt roads.
Upper 80s, sunny.
I wish the title of this entry was about my pace, but I was referring to the weather. Man, hot out there! Still, I was happy with my overall pace, especially given the conditions. The heat really sapped my strength on the uphill stretch for the first three miles. Splits were 7:28, 7:55, and 7:57. Next mile I was even slower at 8:06 during the downhill. But I recovered, and nailed down mile five at 7:46 and hit the last six-tenths of a mile at a 7:25/mile pace.
Shin splint was present, but nothing bad. The rest day yesterday must have helped. Everything else feels great. Once the splint goes away, I'm looking forward to tacking on more miles. I'm still planning on running the Mt. Washington Road Race in a few weeks. I'll probably be slower than last year, which is a blow to the ego, but one has to be realistic and overall I know I'll have a good time and that's what it's all about.