Two things of note on this MP. 1) This was the first step up in the MP distance, a solid 10k. 2) AMD and I had a conversation every set of running partners should have: how injured does your partner have to be for you to stop running? We were cruising along at MP pace around mile 3 when AMD suddenly stopped. I had the tunes cranking so when I turned to look at her, I couldn't hear what she said, but she didn't seem to be in distress, so I kept going. I stopped and waited for her at the top of the second uphill section, and we devised the following rule for a MP/tempo run:
You need to stop if your partner:
1. Falls down
2. Gets bitten by an animal
The last condition is a bit problematic when you're both running with music, so, just like scuba divers, we agreed on a massive waving of the arms signal to also indicate run stopping distress. I'm glad we settled that. The run was good too, 6.26 miles at an 8:37.