Held a firm 8 mn/mi for 2 ks before needing a 5 min refresher. I picked the pace right up again, hoding it for the duration of the run. Ending with a 8’51″/mi average. No 7s this time – and I can feel the difference – less of a driving rhythm, more on autopilot.
Idea for a new biathalon: run 5k then give a over-tired toddler a bath.