12 miles, 1h19m, 6:38 pace, w/3x90 second bursts, last mile at 5:50 or so
Sleep: 5.5h 6/10 (still falling behind)
Legs: 9/10 Man I felt good
Weather: 78 degrees, 58 dew-point
I decided to put in some preliminary speed-work two days in a row, mostly because I just felt good and wanted to run a bit faster today. Canceling a few doubles this week seems to be giving me a boost, which might help me come race day on Monday. I also think going into the race with a bit less fatigue might help me recover faster afterwards (we'll see how this part works out). I haven't raced since May, so I'll be on the line Monday with a smile on my face, gladly willing to suffer.
I was out until midnight last night trying out a rehearsal space for what will eventually be a new band I'll be in. It's been two years since my last performance (a 10-year reunion show with my old band), and ever since I've been threatening a return to making noise. I've been able to write some new tunes, but getting other musicians to commit and finding a place to rehearse has been a struggle until now. Last night was the first practice, which was pretty much me playing the new tunes to the drummer, who is also a good friend. Making a loud racket for three hours or so without any complaints from family or neighbors was a joy, and I can't wait to get the rest of the group in the same room playing together. It felt like finally taking the line to race after miles and miles of solo training.