- It wasn't hot. Monday our high was 107. Today it was in the 70s and overcast. Much nicer.
- It was morning. I don't mind running in the evening, but I generally run better in the morning.
- I ate more. I e-mailed a running coach I met on our bike ride, and he encouraged me to take in more calories when I run. I more than doubled my intake. Plus I at breakfast an hour before I ran.
- I slept longer and later. I went to sleep around 9. I usually get up at 5 to run, but this morning I got up at 6:15 or so, helped get the kids ready for school, ate a good breakfast, took the boys to school, and left to run about 7:45.
All this resulted in getting closer to my goal of negative splits. I kept a pretty steady pace then ran 3 miles at the end in 8:06, 8:36, and 8:42, not quite the goal race pace, but faster than the average pace for the run, 9:17.