New shoes - Saucony Kinvara 4 - I've been a big fan of every shoe in this series (hint, hint Saucony product test people) and these are no exception.
PM easy 5mi. around the neighborhood with 6x15-20 sec. strides - these started off at just below mile pace and then worked their way down to some decent paces. 36:30 run - total - this needed to be an easy day.
Did some core and stretching stuff before and after. A little bit of time on the foam roller, too.
Random thought - I only need to improve my marathon time 6 minutes per year to make the Olympic qualifying standard B in time for the 2020 Olympic Trial Marathon... :) I'll be 39 years old