Tonight was a 10k tempo which I did up at Lower Seymour. I had my geeky tech toys ready to go this time, but with the darkness descending my watch became useless and about 4k into the tempo I turned the podcasts off so I could concentrate on the run. This time, it was my choice to remove the technology. Feeling a little off at around 5.5k, I decided to run faster. I had been told once that if you are not feeling good, run faster. I have tried that in the past without much success, but tonight it worked. I increased my cadence and focus and the last 4.5k went very smoothly. The goal was for 3:35-3:40/km, but with the darkness and the watch running out of battery, I haven't yet looked at the splits, but I felt good.