7.5 miles. Hood route to legacy trail and back. 5:45 am start. Ever so slightly cooler this morning.
1 pm: at track. They were having a chili cook off at work, and I wasn't interested, so I bounced out early. Good news / bad news. Good news: I did a legit track workout today. The Fanken5k! (or, if you like, 5kenstein!)
1 up. 1600M, 400M recovery, 1200M, 400M recovery, 800M, 400M recovery, 400 M, 200M recovery, 400 M, 200M recovery, 400 M, 200M recovery, 200 M, 200M recovery. 1 down.
This might be pushing it for me right now, with my present level of fitness. But I needed to know where I stand. I didn't want to go on in the dreamworld, thinking I was still at 2012 levels of fitness. So I'm going to feel this one later, for sure. But well worth it, I think.
Now the bad news: 6:31, 5:08, 3:23, 1:36, 1:35, 1:40, 0:42, for a grand total of 20:35. 6:38 pace. So this is the start. No where to go but up from here!