I had a slightly up tempo 4+ mile run today: 4.27 miles in 34:55, or 8’11” pace
My “sluggish” first mile ended being 8:16. I decided to try and kick it up tempo for the next mile, finishing in 8 minutes even. I took it easier the 3rd and 4th miles, although still well under my target of 8’45” pace. At the 4-mile mark, I decided to run with everything I had… 0.27 miles at 6’07” pace.
Not as much kick as I’d like to have, but still good to have that back.