I tried for a "hat trick" of "Fastest 10Ks" today but it was not in the cards. My afternoon/evening runs are always horrible. This one was particularly bad. At the halfway point of my 6.25 mile run, I had to use the bathroom. My choices were: Turn around and try to make it 2 miles back to the Port a Potty or keep going another .75 miles to the next Port a Potty. I decided that I was not going to make the 2 miles back so I went the .75 more. Now, this, of course, meant that I finished my run when I was still almost 1.5 miles from my car! UGH!
I'm going to try to get another run in on Thursday afternoon but I think it will be a bit more leisurely. As you can see, I have more than 6 months until my next race so I'm going to take it easy here, for a bit, on my runs. Keep the distance. Lose the speed.