PM - Sadly, it didn't work out for Jordanne to come and Lisa came but Denali wouldn't stop crying so she had to leave. So this run was less lovely than it might have been! Decided to do an impromptu tempo repeat workout (since I'm not in good enough shape to do a longer tempo!). 1 mile warm-up, then 3x1 mile at half marathon pace with 1 mile recovery after each, for 7 miles total.
The "on" miles were all mostly downhill, thus that really is probably my half marathon pace, about 8:00 when adjusted for downhill. So in contrast, the "off" miles were mostly uphill.
TT: 1:01:11 AP: 8:44
"On" Splits: 7:42, 7:41, 7:34
"Off" Splits: 9:56, 9:19, 9:13, 9:43
Afterwards I wanted to ice both my shins and both my knees so I decided to suck it up and FINALLY do my very first ice bath (with no ice). It was HORRIBLE, but still better than I thought it would be. I will do it again someday, with more water, and maybe, just maybe, actual ice.