AM - Ran at Sasha's house - Derek paced us for 2.5 miles of 5:30 pace. I felt rusty through the first mile (5:28), then okay for the second, and started to fade a little in the last half. I managed to keep pace, but it was tempting to fall off. 13:41 final time, it feels good to get some faster paces in.
I spoke with Coach Eyestone this morning to get an idea of what I need to do to make the track team. They have the first tryout on December 11, I believe, so he recommended starting some track workouts now. That gives me 5 weeks. If I bump up the mileage to 65-70, get a few good tempos, some good mile repeat sessions, and maybe a few quarter sessions, I should be in pretty decent shape. The goal will be to run 8:50 for the 3k.
8:50 would set me up for low 8:40s in January, and with any luck that would be enough to get myself on the team.
PM - Added an easy 4 later tonight.