A completely different weather day than the workout I hitched onto last week, but still pleasant. We started with a slightly prolonged 3-mile warmup on some hillier roads. I joined Rebel for the 2mile tempo piece, and that proved to be harder than anticipated.
We started downhill but into the wind so I think we pushed to get to a fast pace but overshot and just continued that pace as we fed off each other. 5:10 first mile, continued that pace for another half, then slowed slightly while twisting through the campground for a 5:20 2nd mile.
Not (underscore) what I or we had in mind. Legs felt fine but I wasn't aerobically ready for that. Rebel seemed surprised but ok with it. The 2nd part of the workout was a faster cutdown mile, but I did the opposite and paced Emma for hers. Not my best pacing as I started at my previous pace, slowed back down, then picked it up for the last half.
A little harder workout than I would have allowed myself, but happy that I wouldn't have expected it to feel halfway doable.