Started the morning with a run with Julia. She runs 0.25 a day at about 10-12 minute pace. She has an assignment to beat the 12:00 girl, which she usually accomplishes onces she decides to go. However, she has demonstrated that she has a lot more speed than that - her best time on a quarter is 2:13.
Then went to the Provo River Trail, and did an exploration run to see how far they progressed in connecting it with the Jordan River Trail. Not far at all - it ends only after going North for about a mile.
Still recovering from the cold, took it easy, watch HR closely. Almost normal at 7:00 pace. On the way back, decided to run from mile standard 5 mile tempo turnaround at 6:00 pace for as long as HR was normal and I did not feel sick, or until I reached 2.5 mark. This was going to be my health test.
Hard to shift gears from 7:00 pace to 6:00 right away. First mile in 6:02, also little slippery from the leaves. HR hovering between 146 and 149. A little high, especially for the first mile. 146 is OK, 149 is not. Decided to see how hard I would have to work to run 14:45 for the whole 2.5, which was the time I got for that section on Saturday. Sped up to 5:50 pace on the next half-mile. HR hit 155 right away. The HR and the way it felt showed I was still not quite over the cold. Occasional coughing did not help either. However, I felt much better than on Saturday. Climbed the small hill on the next half (2:59, HR 156-157). Pushed a bit on the last (1:26 HR 160, 1:23 HR 162). 14:45 for the 2.5, right on the money. Jogged for the cooldown, but still stay quite a bit ahead of the 7:00 mile who I passed during the tempo. 1:02:55 for 9.2.
In the afternoon, first ran 0.5 with Benjamin and Abby. Then we extracted Jennifer from her friends house, and ran another mile. Then I announced I was going to run to the car rental to pick up a van for us to go to Milpitas, CA - a business trip for me, vacation for the kids, hard work for Sarah. The kids wanted to come.
So I put Julia in the stroller, and Benjamin and Jennifer consented to the terms of the deal - they had to run there. We did 2.25 miles in 21:38 with a stop after the first 0.5 for me to vote, as the voting station was on the way.