My thoughts of speed enhancement are that – merely thoughts. I haven’t done a lot, okay any, speed or tempo training. But I am trying to maintain a schedule to stick with doing a bunch of HALF’s. Finished Berkeley Half 11/22, the Hot Chocolate 15K (that after-run food knocked out any possible health benefit of the run) Oakland Half is 3/20 and the Eugene, Oregon Half is 5/1. But why, oh why, doesn’t it get easier? I will try be okay with the fact I am just doing something regularly. Why are runners never happy with what they do?