A beautiful day in the Northwest. We've earned it. Sunny skies and about 50 degrees.
Workout today was a "cutdown." I forgot how hard cutdowns can be.
It was a 9-mile cutdown in a 6:2:1 format. 6 miles @ 5:30; 2 miles @ 5:15 and the final mile in 5:06. I used my 10k and 5k courses to do them on rather than use the track. 36 laps would have been pretty boring.
First 6 came in at 5:29, 5:20, 5:26, 5:28, 5:26, 5:25. So fairly steady considering I was on the roads and not the track.
Next two were in 5:17 and 5:11. Last one was in 5:08. Pretty happy with the workout although cutdowns are always harder than they appear on paper.
Finshed up with a 13+ mile "cooldown" mapping out a 1/2 marathon course for a run I will put on next April.