First, a shout out to two buddies who ran spectacular races this weekend in Orlando at Walt Disney World. Pat Bragassa, my running partner here in IF, ran a 2:38 for 6th overall and 1st Master...awesome. Sergio (sflores on the blog) ran an amazing 1:15:19 at the HM for a top 10 finish and new PR! Congrats guys to very strong winter races!
Start of taper week, so this week with be front end loaded in miles and pace then backing off to keep the legs fresh. On the menu today...tempo run! 2 miles easy warmup, then 5 mile tempo. 4 miles at 5:42, then the last mile at around 5:20. 1 mile at slow MP (6:22), then a cooldown mile for a total of 9 miles in 55 minutes. Tempo felt good, controlled, working hard but not laboring. A good sign for Sunday's race.
Oh yeah...Go Ducks!