running (OC Track) 1:01:46  5.85 mi (10:33 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Ghost 9
Ice mostly gone except on roofs and grass. Abandoning my wise decision to forego the track I impulsively decided to run 12k/30 laps on track...had a debate on whether to run on and make is 7.5...that turned out moot. My right outer hamstring tightened on 22nd lap...as I was debating on cutting back to 10k...even 25 laps versus 24 seemed to become monumental. Decided as I passed 23rd lap to run 6 miles which would be 24 laps and another 60 yards but about 1/3 of way around I stopped...I'm glad I did.
If it was warmer I might have been ok but still cold. Stupid me...I kinda was psyched out by going 3x2.5m loops again but I think the 'sameness' of flat track may have worked against me in the cold...the slight variations of up and down, etc might have allowed me to do 3 loops...
Anyway I'm icing and stuff...so past week I have right hip, left hip and now right ham...I'm pushing to the edge again...I should be ok with some walk/jog along with ice/heat/electro-cardiogram pulsator thingy, stretching, etc.
My splits were remarkably close to the pace of my 7.5 runs...slow start...but I missed out on the quick finish...the 30 laps was daunting (versus 3 large laps) but actually even at the slow pace the laps seemed to go by 'quicker' than I expected...I was thinking I could run 10 miles in a time trial on track just over 60 minutes if I was feeling good and I was shooting for 15 minutes slower for 2.5 miles less...bad me comparing Geezer Rick to Young Rick...and of course thinking is outlawed and I broke the law.
2M 21:30 (11:00))
3M 33:06 (10:36)
4M 43:30 (10:24)
5M 53:30 (10:00)