Hi, folks, I know our global audience has been clamoring for posts, so here we go. Lots of tennis this summer, so running has been somewhat secondary. For example, this week, I will have about 4 runs of 5 to 5.5 miles each, and two tennis matches. However, I'm trying to do quality workouts, including about one tempo run per two weeks. Thursday evening, I ran 5.25 miles total, with 2 miles at "tempo" pace in the middle, about 7:17/mile average. This was slower than my 7:01 per mile pace from a couple weeks ago, but this run was on rolling hills in a park, with grass trails, so that may be the difference.
Still hoping to round into shape for autumn cross country and trail racing "season."