Marathon Sports 5 Miler
Catching up. We last left our hero post race at the Take the Lake 5K, 18:20 5K USATF PR. Since then, rest, rest, then Wednesday afternoon, Longfellow-Charles-Smoots double loop 6.7 mile run in the pouring rain (splits: 6:48, 6:37, 6:33, 6:50, 6:35, 6:29). Then, Thursday evening, Marathon Sports 5 Miler — 30:52, 6:10 pace, splits: 5:50, 6:20, 6:19, 6:26, 5:55. Not a PR but close, hot, pushing. More rest, then 10.2 miles on Sunday morning, low 7:00s pace, early, hot hot hot, slogging, thinking, I'll never run a marathon. Then, annual family outing to Mt. Monadnock, hiked to the top and back, White Dot Trail. Legs/shins feeling pretty beat up next day, and today, rest. 6.7 tomorrow or not.