I'll go ahead and blame my craptastic tempo run on the heat. Seriously. I'm just not acclimated to it yet and I felt reeeeeally out of sync. My stride just felt off and I was getting some side stitches that were annoying. I also don't think I drank enough water during the day.
I had planned on six miles at tempo but called it good at five. Bummer, but I felt it was the right call. Splits were 6:45, 6:25, 6:31, 6:44, 6:44 and it was more work than it should have been. Cooled down for about 2.5 miles and called it good.
Easy days for the next three days and then a long MP run on Saturday.
Ran 5.0 miles @ 6:39/mile pace.
c/d Ran 2.5 miles @ 8:07/mile pace.
Lower 80s, sunny.
Brooks Mach 13, shorts, short sleeved shirt.