Pretty good morning. Abby and I left early and drove to Pine River to do a workout on the high school track. I wanted to do a little race simulation workout so I laced up the racing shoes and did a warm-up the same way I would before a race. 2 miles plus some stretching and striders. Abby circled the track 17 times, mostly running, and then did 10 times up and down their tiny stadium.
I did 2 X 1 mile with a quarter mile walk/jog recovery. Made it an actual mile, not 1600. The goal was to feel good running at race pace or a little faster. I ran the first one in 5:49 and the second one in 5:41. Felt good, but not quite as efortless as I hoped but that's usually the case with training so I'm not too worried.
Besides, I'll have beet juice working for me on Saturday!
Cooled down with 2 easy miles.
I haven't done enough of thes workouts in the past few weeks and I haven't raced enough which will hold me back on Saturday. My mileage has been good though and I'm healthy so that's working in my favor.
Went to the Pine River Bakery with Abby and got a cinnamon roll and cup of coffee and Abby got a cookie and milk. Then we walked around the whole town and talked about what it would be like to live in a town of 951 people in the middle of nowhere.
Back home now with stressed out Ann who's trying to purge her parent's 40 years of crap to get ready for their auction.