AM: CR Series race: this is the one that is in Tipton Lakes neighborhood about 3.5 miles from the house. Good morning for running - overcast and about 70 degrees. Jogged over from the house and ran a bit of the course with some strides to warmup. About 5 miles of WU, which I liked this time - think I will stick with longer warmups for 5ks from now on. Anyway, nothing too exciting about the race. There were a couple high school kids there that did the usual 4:45 pace for about a half a mile and then faded. Actually had one who I thought looked pretty strong hang with the moderate 5:50 pace for about a mile, but then he actually came to a stop and I never saw him again. Solo in 1st at 5:50 pace in a 5k is pretty sad :) The course has a nice little climb in the third mile, so my effort got pretty high on that, but I was pleased to see a time at a bit slower than my time from last year (this year was minus the moster finish kick I had to muster last year to hold off a guy). 5k Race - 18:36 -- Splits: 5:52, 6:01, 5:54 and about 5:40 pace for last bit. Hoping it translates to a similar 10k performance as last year's around this time. Finished up and got some water and then went back out for some MP paced stuff - 2mi. at MP - 13:00, jogged a bit and then about another half a mile pickup (about MP) to finish up before the awards were handed out. CD with a jog back home at about 8:40 pace. Other than some sore spots on the left leg, I am feeling like I have recovered from Spring and am rounding back in to shape.
PM: easy bike over to Menard's to pivk up new fuacet head for kitchen sink. kept really relaxed - 50 minutes for about 12 miles
the little guy was still napping when i got home. Got to sieze ever one of those opportunities. Snuck out for an easy 4 mi. jog - about 8:30 pace, after the bike ride. Very hot outside - 90 degrees and sunny.