A cut back week, with a 5K race at the end. This was also supposed to be our second week back at the track, but that got sidelined when we discovered the track was closed. Since most of us were on a tight schedule and couldn't relocate, we opted to run loops around the outside of the track on the sidewalk - each lap was about .82 miles.
I was apprehensive at first, but ended up really enjoying the workout and preferring it to the track. As tough as concrete is, the firmness of it is easier on my body than the bounciness and near-continual turning of the track - I was surprised at how good I felt on Wednesday, as compared to my normal morning-after-track easy jog. And the path we took had some mild rises and falls, with the descents coming at just the right point in each rep. I felt good enough to want to try for 5-6 repetitions, but my coach shut everyone down at four.
For the latter half of the week, I reduced the workload and the intensity, before racing a 5K on Sunday. I raced simply because I hadn't done so in a while, and needed to get back out there. Judging by the splits (last mile 40 seconds faster than the first), I definitely needed the practice.