8.18 mi, 1:10:44, 8:39 avg
Earlier in the week my plan was to get two days in a row of 10 plus miles, but I was running too late on time and decided to cut back the mileage. I still wanted to make it challenging so I settled on 8 miles by running to the end of Trinity Blvd which always seems much longer than it is and includes a little over 4 miles run on the grassy shoulder so it's a little bit trail like. I wasn't aiming to run fast and would have been happy somewhere in the 9:15-9:30 range. But, my first mile wasn't as slow as they are are sometimes and some of the grassy miles were faster than expected, so instead of 9:15-9:30 avg it was 8:39 - only slighter slower than yesterday's average. So, despite not doing 10 miles I felt good about the long stretch of the same road.
In the evening, went to see Thomas run at the track meet, hosted at Mitchell HS. My parents also came as well as Jenny and Andy. He ran the the 1600m and 3200m. Previously, for his old 3200m it was his only event for that meet but tonight he would be doing both. He had not broken 5:00 since his first time but was coming in close. But, tonight he nailed it with a time about the same as his PR but 0.08 seconds faster. This time he had a really good 3rd lap compared to his other 1600s, still had a good 4th lap but not faster than the 3rd lap - he usually gets back at least a second or two faster in the 4th lap compared to the 3rd lap.
Then, in the 3200m he ran 11:07 - nearly tied with his 3200m, but this time on 1600m race legs - also scored some points for the team with 6th overall.
I was glad my parents had a chance to see him race tonight.