g — 4 easy (12:50, 13:17, 13:08, 13:11) on the bay left course. I agree that easy days aren’t easy at all. But we can’t call them recovery days, because the recovery pace is a gear slower than easy pace. I don’t think we actually have any recovery runs in this plan (maybe it’s in the advanced plan?), but still, principle.
But I do think a name change is called for. Maybe Fred.
Fred, of course, is the name of my faithful water flask. It’s sort of a pointless name, which would seem to fit what we’re looking for. Plus, on Fred days it would serve as a reminder to hydrate. Or maybe drink water. And it sort of amuses me. And you know how hard I am to amuse. Maybe they sell Fred in the Big City? Or make your own bottle with a Sharpie. (Fred is a reusable bottle and you can take it to class in your back pocket unless you insist on buying size 0 pants.) It will only be a week or so till we die from this week’s training anyhow. Random fun fact — my favorite Gatorade is a slush monkey.