8 mile orchard loop with Jen. We set a new CR of 56:54. Jen & I had both done Speedwork yesterday so we had no intentions of moving fast but just gradually picked up the pace and ran the last 4 miles at sub 7. 6:58, 6:53, 6:47, 6:38. We were talking up until about the last half mile and I feel like this was a really good workout on fatigued legs from yesterdays SW. We were both completely trashed by the finish. Doing a tempo the day after SW is not something I would normally do or recommend but every once in awhile I think it is okay to practice running hard on tired legs. I added a slower 2 mile cooldown afterwards. I will definitely be taking it super easy tomorrow. Anyone up for a recovery jog?
10 min foam rolling and lower body ST.
PM: 3 miles nice & easy. I was dreading this run all day for some reason but it felt great to shake my legs out. 8:20 pace