Brenda insisted that under NO circumstances am I allowed to go out in public unmasked right now but I was not about to skip the tempo so...I wore a mask during this lol. It was just as pleasant as you would think it is. While I am a firm believer in the power of the mask, I am also a firm believer in the power of 3 negative tests and being outside where I might only encounter a few people lol. Covid drives Brenda a LITtle crazy. I considered taking it off at one point, but I kept thinking of worst case scenarios like running into one of her friends and then her friend texts my mom and my mom comes down and whoops my ass. Maybe it's for the best anyway, I'd rather die slightly more than usual during a tempo than accidentally kill someone with covid in case the tests are wrong. Anyway, I wasn't going to let a little mask get in the way of a good tempo! Just another training challenge I suppose! Builds discipline and good character anyways! Felt very weak and choppy compared to my last tempo, but splits are about the same nonetheless. I think I could've had a better tempo had I tempoed Tuesday because I felt a lot better then and there wasn't snow/ice on the ground yet, but I'll take this for today because I know it still made me a better runner.