PM - 4 miles at lunchtime - recovery run. Interesting - I don't normally wear a watch on recovery runs - but I did today out of curiosity. My perceived effort felt reasonably even but the splits were not. I only ran to a point at which I felt like I was "pushing". First mile 10:48, second 9:41, third 8:33, fourth 8:04. Crazy.
Riley ran a 5k time trial yesterday at my request - to gauge her fitness before running NYC in less than 3 weeks. 23:21 was her time. I will be running with her and her boyfriend to "pace" them in their first marathon. Feeling encouraged that it appears less likely that I will be out on the race course with them for over 4.5 to 5 hours as once was predicted.