Tempo Run

I have been using the FIRST program to train so that I can improve my marathon time, and qualify for the Boston Marathon. Last night I was scheduled to run 6 miles. The first and last miles were to be easy ones, and the middle 4 miles were to be run at 7:29 minute/mile pace. I did the first mile gradually incresing the speed of the treadmill. Then I decided to try an find my metronome. I spent about 5-10 looking for it, but couldn’t find it. I have one somewhere. I have ordered another electronic one that has a clip on it. The metronome will be usefull to guage my running cadence.
Having not found the metronome, I got back on the treadmill. I set it to 7:30 pace which was the closest setting it had to the schedule 7:29 pace. I ran 2 miles, then took a 30 second walking break. I ran another mile, and took another 30 second walking break. Then I ran the last of the fast miles. I went and ran my head under some cold water. Then I went back onto the treadmill, and ran one more mile at a 12 minute pace to cool down.
The faster runs are getting easier. I am needing to cheat less and less to get through them.
Next weeks tempo run should be interesting as I am scheduled to run 10 miles at a 8:00 pace, which is the pace I need to run to qualify for the Boston Marathon.