running tempo (13x30+ fartlek surges) 1:06:55  6.0 mi (11:09 / mi)
(rest day) shoes: Saucony Ride ISO
Pretty cold this morning. About 10 degrees cooler than yesterday but bright sun made it feel warm before I got to 2 miles. Had to stuff my gloves in my jacket. Between 1 mile and 4 miles I did 13 surges from about 15 yards up to about 50 yards...averaging about 30 or possibly 35 yards...they were fairly quick but concentrated on just quickness with 'good form' (for me at least). Yesterday was a 'slow quick' workout. Today was a 'fast version of a slow' workout.
Started to do a few more surges but decided since this is supposed to be an easier day I just trot in the last two miles at whatever pace my feet took me.
2M 25:50 (12:35)
3M 35:00 (9:50)...wind was helping some and had half mile down hill
4M 45:40 (10:40) wind plus half mile uphill slowed me
5M 56:15 (10:35)
6M 1:06:55 (10:40)
Early afternoon: 45 minutes yard cleanup due to storm debris. Snipping up limbs, carrying to front, raking up, etc. Still so much having to just shove around at times to look 'less bad'. But I'm amazed how much there is of a dent in the big piles in the backyard. Probably the equivalent of running a 2:10 marathon.
OKC Memorial Marathon has already moved race to Oct of next year rather than about 3rd weekend of April. I disagree they did not wait another 5 or 6 weeks...on the other hand to be in charge of races or most anything else right now has to be a logical nightmare. It's their race thus so be it.
Evening: 20 minutes of leg bands, reduced floor core, lite stretching, foam roller, standing leg kicks.