I woke up feeling a little better this morning. My throat hurt a little, but nothing too bad. Once I woke up, had something to eat and some caffeine, it didn't hurt anymore. I was glad to run a little later than I had been. I met Laura down at Mission Bay at 8 a.m. Our schedule called for running at a 10-minute-mile. We planned on just running easy and not worrying about pace.
There were a few times when Laura pulled ahead of me a bit. I thought about telling her that I would stay at the slower pace, but my pride wouldn't let me. I had left my Garmin at home, but I did a pretty good job at guessing our pace. I knew we were faster than 9:30, but I didn't want to slow her down, so I kept going. When I put it in that 'higher gear', running a 9:30 mile is a piece of cake, but during a slow, easy run it isn't quite as easy. I didn't feel altogether relaxed. Afterwards, she told me that I should have spoken up. Maybe I should have. But I don't know if slowing down would have changed much.
We ran ten miles at a 9:20 pace. Phew! I am ready for a nap!