Lunch- First speedwork of any sort since June, other than some hard trail runs. And my legs were appropriately sluggish. 5 mile warmup, then just under 4 miles hard. We did loops around a .86 mile lake- first loop was 4:45 (5:31 pace), then next 2 were 10:21 (6:01 pace), and last one was 5:27 (6:20 pace). Yeah, definitely started out WAY too fast and died. Definitely not in 5k, 1/2 marathon, or marathon road race shape. I just was notified I made it into the Shut In Ridge Run (I was number 57 on a wait list with only 200 runners in the race). It's a 20+ year old trail race in Asheville, NC, 18 miles long with 5000 ft climbing, so you know it has to be good. 11 miles total in 74 min.