I'm glad they did! Realistically, I would have skipped this workout if they hadn't been there. Thanks guys. I certainly enjoyed the company and needed the push.
The schedule called for 4 x 1 mile repeats at 5k pace. I haven't run a 5k in a long time, so I guessed that my 5k pace would be about 6:20 based on Saturday's 10k performance. 6:20 was the plan. We took 3 minutes between miles. I need to work on shortening the rest interval.
With warm-up and cool down, I put in about 7.5 total miles today, with 4 very hard ones. On the cool down run home, when I turned to go home, Lanier mentioned that he was going to run some more around downtown. WOW. I'm glad I didn't have time to join him. Otherwise, I would have had to join him or make up an excuse not to!