Training: 10 miles, 1h06m, 6:36 pace
Sleep: 7h, 7/10 Still catching up
Old, bad habits die hard. I caught myself adding up the miles for the week as I sat on the couch after putting the kids down for the evening. I was trying to decide whether or not to squeeze in a late evening run, and I'm embarrassed to say that trying to figure out if it would get me to 100 miles this week figured into the equation. By the time I figured out I wouldn't make it to 100 with or without the run I way lying down on the couch instead of sitting, so instead of running I took a snooze for half an hour. Obviously I needed rest more than another run.
This morning another bad habit reared its head as I headed out for Mystery Coach's first pace-based workout of the build. Ten miles in 66-67 minutes were the orders, along with a caution to not push the pace down. The legs felt quite good, and at five miles I found myself running about ten seconds per mile too fast. I backed off enough for the second half by finding some hills, so by the end I probably ended up running the first half at 6:26 and the second half at 6:46. Not optimal, but at least I caught myself and corrected it as best I could. The legs and breathing felt good enough today that I'm guessing I would have run all ten miles at 6:25 pace without any guidance, but that would probably really put the hurt on me for the long run tomorrow.