Tuesday: Strength session... last one before the race.
Wednesday: 5.0 in 40:01, 8:00 ave. About race pace (if I go for a 3:30). So tired before the run I could cry. It was a good run, though. I went moderately hard, hard enough to feel my heart working, but not pushing it. Splits>8:24, 8:02, 7:55, 7:53 7:45.
Thursday: 3.5 in 27:13, 7:47 ave. Last bit of speedwork before the race. It was a baby speed session, since I won't get any big gains at this point, the only thing I may do is overwork myself or risk injury. I did a 1 mi warmup in 8:34, then 4 x [1/4 @ 7.5mph, 1/4 @ 9 mph] (vs. 3 x [3/4 @ 9mph, 1/4 @ 7.5mph] I do at most), 0.5 cooldown in 7.5mph. Had tart cherry juice afterwards to help with recovery.
Saturday: 8.25 in 1:09:44, 8:27 ave. At the park. The mid-50s temps were fine as the sun went down, but it's a bit warm when the sun's out. Highs in Albany on the day before the race will be 80 degrees. Right now, the estimates for race-day is 43-70 with 40% chance of rain. I hope it stays that way. I could deal with that. Friday's weather (52-80) turning into Saturday's weather would be rough, though.
This morning's breakfast: