This week at work sucked. Clients were reasonable this time, but company politics and beauracracy can be such a waste of time and energy.
If I didn't run, I think I'd go nuts. Thanks to 35F degree weather at the start, and maybe all that pent up frustration just waiting to cut loose, I was ready to floor it on this my 4th 5K of the year.
Runner's World has an article about going out 3-6% faster than your race pace for the first mile. Even if you slowly run out of gas, you'll build enough of a cushion to make it worthwhile. I tried it last week and it sort of worked, so I did it again today.
23:59. Oh baby, a 35-sec PR! Now, if only work would suck again next week ...