Lunch- 6- hot, high 70's today. Beautiful.
PM- They were having a team competition at work with 1 mile run, 100m dash, 50m dash, jump rope, and obstacle course. It was hot- 79 deg at the race start. Some of my coworkers are great at short/mid distances, so my strategy was to build a lead quickly and hold them off. I sprinted right from the gun and figured I was going fast enough when my hands and arms were tingly/numb within 60 seconds. Built a 5 second lead by a quarter mile and pretty much held that the rest of the race as we went around the .68 mile GE running trail. Finished in 4:59 feeling tired but good. I'm not sure when my last sub-5 mile was, but it's been a while- I ran a 4:59 at Des News 10k, but last honest/flat sub-5 was probably college track in 1998, 14 years ago! 2nd place was seven or so seconds behind. Then watched co-workers run sprints, then our team won the obstacle course and took home the overall trophy with 18,000 points (no, I have no idea how they did points). Finished with 3 Panera Bread bagels.
Looks like it will be warm and wet for the race on Sat- low of 61 Fri night. And that's some strange weather Friday that you'll not often see out west- low of 61, high of 63. Gotta be humid for that to happen.