February 22nd: 5am wakeup. Bowl of cereal for breakfast. Made a sandwich for lunch (buffalo style chicken breast deli meat, muenster cheese, mayo and hot pepper jelly) with a side of yogurt and granola (separate tupperware), a banana, and a nature valley protein bar. Work 6am-2:30pm. Quick day with a couple meetings in the morning. My supervisor swung by with pizzas for lunch and individual meetings. I had to resist with the workout in the afternoon. Home by 3 to pick up Goupil's Runningwarehouse package. He picked up mine in the front office when he came home. We opened em up at the same time with my knife. A new pair of trainers and racers. Saucony Mirage 2 (white/orange) for trainers and Mizuno Ronin 3 (black/orange) for racers. Grand total of 87 bucks.
Met Derrick at the track at 4:45pm. 3+ mile warmup (23:33). Amazing weather. Striped down to half tights, short sleeve, and calf sleeves for the workout. 6x400 (200 jog) and 6x200 (200 jog). Some strides to get a feel for the new racers. Pow! Like a glove! The support of a trainer, but feel and weight of a racer. No real goal for interval times. Just get the legs moving quick, but nothing crazy. 400s: 69, 69, 69, 67, 67, 68 (the final one I was through in 32 high and the final 100 meters a crazy wind/rain started to whip through). Threw on gloves for the second half. 200s: 33, 33, 31, 29, 28, 29. Solid workout. Confidence booster going into the race this weekend. 3+ mile cooldown (25:11). 10 miles total.
Stretched, foam rolled, sticked the legs. Started preparing dinner right away. Baked up a couple porkchops split in half stuffed with thinly sliced Macintosh wedges and minced fresh garlic. Surrounded with cut up carrots, vidalia onion, olive oil and the remainder of the apple. Baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Mmmm.
Bed early for maximum recovery.