Had originally planned on a few miles more today and slower, but opted for shorter and faster. Ran with our top high school XC runner during his warmup, which worked out well. I wanted to get some faster turnover going in my legs anyway, so this was a good opportunity to do so.
Good tempo pace, but less than two miles so nothing overly done for keeping the legs fresh for the Stone Cat 50 on Saturday. Feeling good about the race. Forecast is now calling for 2"-3" of rain tomorrow and Friday, so no doubt the course will be quite muddy. I'll run in my Adidas Adizero XTs, which have very good grip in the mud. Should be fun!
Ran 1.9 miles @ 6:37/mile pace.
Mid-40s, partly cloudy.
Brooks Mach 11, shorts, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt.