What a miserable day! Cold and wet. Strong wind driving from the North. Yuck. I almost decided to run on my treadmill, but am glad I opted to go outside after all, since I'm so close to race day, and I wanted a dress rehearsal - wore what I plan on wearing on Sunday.
It's 40 F, which is actually what the temperature is forecast to be in Cleveland around race time (7am) on Sunday. The good news is, it's also forecast to be sunny, with little wind and low humidity. Should be good for racing, and as far as temperature goes, it's pretty much what I've been training in - much better for me than heat.
Anyway, my program called for speed work today --- 2x one mile at 6:38. I ran the 1st one at 6:31 and the second one at 6:20 (wind partially at my back). Both felt strong, and I have absolutely no pain issues - neither my iliopsoas, nor my glutes/hamstrings. So, I'm glad for that.
As expected this time of the year, my allergies are flaring up a bit. Will double up on the anti-histamines and that should take care of it.
So, a bit of a confidence booster today. I think everything is falling into place for what I hope to be a PR on Sunday.