am) 2:00 with Jeff and Bob. HR averaged 143. We finished up a 3.5 mile hill and Jeff started revving his engine a bit and surged, so I went with him and Bob (the wily veteran) tucked in. I cried uncle after several minutes at ~5:35 pace and dropped. Jeff held ~5:45 pace nearly to the finish. Bob slowly reeled him in while I jogged and felt sorry for myself.
My last 3 weeks have seen very consistent training of 9:40/ 9:40/ 10:05. With Chicago 25 weeks out I am considering a rest block this coming week- not a shutdown but a drop in time for the early part of the week. I have zero twinges or even aches and I need to keep it that way. An ounce of prevention... I was very fatigued today, more from the marathon snow shoveling over the last 48 hours though. I'll see how I feel on my recovery jogs tomorrow and decide.