AM: Icy Aerobic Builder - 15 miles, averaged 7:08 w/ 8-mile tempo in 51:22 (6:25 average)
6:36, 6:35, 6:28, 6:28, 6:24, 6:22, 6:18, 6:11; 3.5 up/down
Temp was 15 with just a touch of wind. I settled on this workout in place of a 4 x 8 minute @ LT pace once I saw the road conditions. Roads were solid ice for a few stretches, but my screw flats held up pretty well. Still had to slow down, but it probably helped me from going too fast. Going to be sore from using my dormant stabilizers though.
Very happy with this one. About 1.25 seconds slower per mile than my fastest 8-mile builder in October. Wasn't sure how things would go. I was thinking 5-6 @ 6:45-6:50 would be a good start since I haven't done any tempos since late October. Felt like I could have done 10-12 had I stayed at the pace I started at rather than cutting down the last 2 miles.
I'm scrapping my silly idea to run Sugarloaf ~3 weeks after Boston. No sense looking back now.
PM: Purdue Co-Rec - 5 miles easy