AM - First HS track meet of the year was today at Richland High so I had to go to the local middle school for my workout. My words last night proved almost prophetic, and I got to fight a 10 mph cross wind the whole time. 10mph isn't awful (I don't consider the workout blown out till it's gusting to 20mph), but it's definitely noticeable. And somehow it was blowing at such an angle that it was in my face on 3 sides of the track. Don't know how that works, but it was there.
My plan was 5x1000m in 2:55, 2:55, 2:50, 2:50, 2:50 with 3:00 rests. I wanted 3k pace at 5k volume with slightly longer rests to compensate. So in reality I ran the first 4 in 2:56 and the last one in 2:58. Not as fast as I wanted but I think it's in the ballpark, factoring in the wind. Finished the workout with 6x100m strides between 14.5 and 15.5 secs.
Afterwards I watched the 3200m and 1600m at Richland High. Some really good performances to start out the season. In fact, I can't think of a single negative... seems like everyone had good races. Our very own philerooski doubled with a 10:16/4:54. Also had a 9:42/4:40, 4:25/2:01, 4:33, and a few other sub-5s. I didn't catch the 800m, but it looks like we've got lots of good things to come this year.
PM - Finished out the week with an easy 8 miler. This is my fourth or fifth week at 80 miles and my body seems to be holding up just fine. I'm spending a lot more time stretching and icing and scraping than ever before, I'm sure this is making the difference.