8 pace day on the track with Tom. We warmed up for 20 minutes and then launched into our veteran's version of tempo.
600-600-400-600-600-400-600-400 (200 walk recovery).
The first three were not easy but then from the fourth rep on things just flowed. Tom had exactly the opposite experience. He struggled from the first one all the way through to the end. He was literally staggering. I tried to talk him into backing off or just stopping but the guy is amazingly tough minded. So he completed the workout but as I got faster and smoother (lucky me) he was getting slower and looked ragged.
But he finished.