running long (slower but still okay) 1:52:44  10.0 mi (11:16 / mi)
shoes: Hoka Rincon grey
North wind and humidity got me. Even though the wind itself was half of last week it is 90% humidity and I had to run into the wind and hills at same time in the part of the big loop I usually am speeding up...I did but at least 30 seconds a mile slower...that's the breaks. Actually was doing good up until 3.5 miles but mostly had wind at back then.
2M 26:30 (12:29)
3M 38:47 (12:17)
4M 50:06 (11:19) turn into wind at 3.5
5M 1:01:00 (10:54) this is where I failed to speed up much
6M 1:11:20 (10:20)
7M 1:22:10 (10:50) turn at 7.5 for wind at back
8M 1:32:50 (10:40)
9M 1:42:55 (10:05)
10M 1:52:44 (9:49)
Wow! Using complicated medical term I was slobber-knocked this evening.
In the past month I've had more than my share of runs quicker than I expected. You can't speed up every run or even every week. For the strain and heavy legged effort this was a good 'fast/slower' run. I would have run 30 seconds slower with same effort a month ago.