April 11th: 5am wakeup. Bowl of cereal for breakfast. Work 6-2:30pm. Quick day at work. Home to drop off my bag and grab some food before checking out an apartment with Goupil and Harrison (co-worker). It's in Clifton Park, but on a semi main road. We were shown the apartment. The lady was painting the bedrooms. It was alright except one of the rooms had the laundry room attached to it. That doesn't really work with the nighttime laundry we do sometimes. It felt pretty small for having nothing in it. So we were polite, but not on the top of the list. The search will definitely continue.
Back to our apartment to change up and drive down to Albany for the workout with the team. Left early this time to get down there by 5:30ish. 10 minute warmup before the team warmup at 5:50pm. Anthor 10+ minutes with strides to call it a 3 mile warmup. A couple different workouts posted. I decided on the 3x1000 (400 rest), 2x800 (200 rest) and 2x600 (200 rest). Depending on how I was feeling at the end, 2x200 (200 rest) to sprint when I'm fatigued. The times went like this: 3:02, 3:01, 2:59, 2:25, 2:23, 1:46, 1:43, 30, 30. Rest between the 1000s were keep at 6:40 pace. Relaxed more between the 800s at 7:30s. Between the 200s was a trot. Finished up the total distance of the workout 8600 meters in 29:28. Pace overall: 5:31 pace. The goal of the workout was to start at 5k goal pace and get down to 3k pace or so. Worked out well and felt wayyyy better than last week. Feeling quick for the 5 miler this weekend in Delmar, NY. 2.5 mile (19:08) cooldown to make it just short of 11 on the day.
Over to Josh's house for a team meeting. Pizza and garlic bread. Future races discussed. Always a good time with the team. Reimbursement check for my USATF membership and my race entry fee from New Bedford. Saweet! Home by 9:30ish. Foam rolled. Showered. Iced while talking to Kimber. Bed by 10pm.