Run 53:47  6.9 mi (7:48 / mi) +27m 7:42 / mi
My sister had a progression tempo run and did I want to come along? Well, other than my burning calves, sure.
15 minutes warm up, 15 at 7:30s, 10 at 7:00s. Did all on the other side of the river. 7:30s were easy. 7:00s was low L2.
Some time in the 7:30s, I went to spit down on the pavement next to me as a Hubway rider came by unannounced. He perceived this as some sort of slight, and started jawing at me. "You spit at me!" "I'm sorry, but I don't have eyes in the back of my head, so maybe call 'on your left' next time." He then proceeded to bike right in front of us, very slowly, so I reached out to give him a little push forward. Well that didn't go over well. He screamed some more, despite some other bicyclists telling him to cool it, and then proceeded to menacingly tailgate us for a while.
HR spiked thanks to that!
As he was tailing us, I kept saying "come past us, I know you can, give warning" but he just stayed behind. So we went off across the lagoon and he went another way. I thought of vindictively calling Hubway and telling him to deactivate his account (which I could maybe have done; a few years ago, I definitely could have, but the people I know aren't there anymore). But whatever.
Finished the speeds around the Museum, then run back to Cambridge. We saw the happy bus in Kendall, and ran down Albany to catch it for the last half mile. Not because we needed to, but because we'd done more than the cooldown and always will take an excuse to ride a happy bus.
So, a good run!