AM- Decided to do the Dino 5k. My legs have been kinda dead because of the marathon miles and extra training that I have been doing lately. My plan for the race was to go out at marathon pace effort, which is weird for a 5k. But I wanted to see how the pace will feel for the marathon. Hit a 6:55 on the first mile, and I was in 1st place haha. The competition was flat out nothing. Then I wanted to speed up to half marathon pace for mile 2 and finish mile 3 at 5k pace. Felt consistent with it all, and hit 6:11 for the second mile, and 5:43 for the last mile. Felt good and had a lot left in the tank. It still was a fun race that Runtastic events put on. Now I am somewhat going to start tapering for the marathon next weekend, and might do a tempo run next week as well. Overall a good birthday so far.
Later in the evening did 2 mile shakeout. 6:38 average