I ended up using my new HR monitor strap as I put the old one through the washing machine on the weekend and it no longer works. As you can see, the readings went all screwy part way through the first LT mile which caused me to be a bit slow. During the 2nd lap, the HR returned to normal where I then realized I wasn't working hard enough so I picked up the pace.
Today: 5 mile recovery @ 9:15 pace. It's hot outside.
So I've been contemplating getting my wisdom teeth removed. Though some of them are partially hidden by the gums, they don't give me any problems (touch wood). The only real reason that I'm thinking about it is cause my dentist gives me a lecture every time I go to see him on the evils of having wisdom teeth. I went to see a specialist a few months ago and he said it should be no problem to get them all removed. I've been holding off cause of my training. From what I've read, I may lose up to a week of training and some body mass due to the (almost) all liquid diet involved in the few days after. Also the loss of red blood cells due to bleeding is not something that is good for training. I need that blood for later! So I've decided to hold off until after the marathon(s). I guess it just means I'll have to endure another lecture from my dentist when I go see him next time.