5 miles easy on the base perimeter road with 3 strides at the end. Well I'm still on the mend and I think I'm about three days out from being over this nasty cold. I feel a bit better each day. The sore throat is completely gone and now it's a really just a stuffy nose and some occasional coughing. The energy seemed ok this morning but I kept the pace slow enough to keep my heart rate under 140 bpm; so, it's hard to say for sure running that easy. My resting heart rate is still up 4-5 bpm too this morning, but it was as high as 7-8 bpm above average early in the week. So, progress is coming. The question is, how much progress will I get in the next 24 hours.
Who am I kidding though, I'm pretty stubborn and it's very likely I'm going to race tomorrow come hell or high water! In the past I've run sick and/or injured and don't see why I should stop now. So, I'll likely give it a go tomorrow and just see what happens. If I run poorly, then I run poorly and I just move on. But if I run well it will be a confidence boost and it will serve as a good workout two weeks out from Duluth. I'll just have to be smart and if I feel really weak and fatigued in the race I will have to force myself to back off.
So as of now, that's my plan.