4 mile tempo on the Urb. My pace was all over the place. I feel fat. I need to diet. Too much cookie dough and pop.
My goal was to start out in 5:20-5:25 and ratchet the pace down to 5:15 for the last 2 miles. I started in 5:24 (good), but it felt hard the whole way. Then I slowed to 5:35 (bad), turned around, ran 5:42 (double bad), and closed in 5:26 (on the fence). 22:08 final time. Does that add up? Nope, I think there was an extra second devoted to slowing my larger-than-normal mass in order to pull a 180 change of directions.
Avg pace 5:32. I supposed that's in line with my other tempos, though. I just really want to be in racing shape now! I'm weighing in at 152-154 these days, which is waaaayyy over my old racing weight of 140. The last two cross seasons I've been at 144.
I've got a tub of Tollhouse waiting for me in the freezer..... I know I don't have the self-control to leave it untouched, but I couldn't bear throwing it in the trash. This is a dilemma.