AM- Finally a BW. My legs felt good today for the first time this week, and actually for the first time in 3 weeks. My last BW was 3 weeks ago with Cody (4x1600m at 5:43 avg pace- first track workout of the year), then I left for Florida and have never felt great on any runs since then, including Des News 10k. I haven't had any 20+ mile runs and have aborted several BW during that time, so was starting to get worried that 3 weeks of sub-par running indicated some bigger problem. It was great to finally get in a good workout.
Warmed up about 4 miles, then 2 miles tinman tempo, ending up at LHS. Planned 5x1600m at sub-5:40 pace with 300m rest (~2 min). Ended up doing 6 repeats. I had the LHS boys and girls soccer teams practicing nearby to provide me with entertainment, as well as occasionally having to dodge soccer balls or people on the track. Splits were 5:33 (too fast?), 5:36, 5:34, 5:36, 5:32, and 5:26. Felt great but working hard the whole time. Cooled down 4 miles w/ 4 strides. Total of 16.5 miles at 1:55:00. It's great to play hooky from work and be able to do BW in the cool mornings rather than the hot, hot afternoons.
PM- PWWF 4. I took McKinley to her first movie today- we saw Up. Pretty good, though it was a tad long to keep her attention the whole time. Fun Daddy Daughter date.