The inverse of "easy not always slow" also works b/c we all know that slow is not always easy. These are the dead legs runs every runner experiences from time to time. I can be jogging very very slowy, doing the skeleton dance, and it by no means feels easy. When I ran Boston several years ago, I schlepped through the last 10k at a horribly slow pace and finishing that marathon was no easy task.
Hence, easy is not always slow and slow isn't always easy.
PM: 11.25 miles in 81:52
8 x "800"
800 in quotation marks b/c there were no clear tracks to run on and I did this workout on a sidestreet. I didn't measure the loop. What I actually did was 8 x 2:45 seconds hard w/ 1:15 recovery. It went well. The loop timed out to be just about 4 minutes long, which was exactly what I was looking for. The first four were easier than the second four. I was working hard and laboring for the last couple. I still finished the workout, however, without totally falling off the pace I established in the first four. With warmup and cooldown, I put in over 11 miles. This was a continuous run. I did not stop before/after/during the repeats.
PM: 10.25 miles in 71:40
A smooth and steady 70+ minutes. In a nice groove. I wasn't even cold.
PM: lifting sequence
Missed the gym last Friday due to the New Year holiday, so getting back at it today felt good.