The best I can figure from looking at the calculators is I should be capable of 32:01 for the 8k. My stated goal is 31:30, so if I can make the juju work then maybe it can happen. Al's is never a gimme. People are throwing down. There are scores to settle. Largest Wisconsin race of the year, though the depth of fast times is a farthing of past years. I have to get out slow and come from the back. Today I did 2 x 1 mile repeats in 6:08 and 6:07 and it was Barney Rubbelish. My turnover is compromised.
I am at 169 which is good. The flats I have to race in have 639 miles on them, but I'm going to try and light one more match with them. You really suffer the last mile here. Flat as a board, but there are a lot of team races going on. I'm the old guy on the team. How rewarding.
Pack a lunch.