Last night was a rowing night. I got on the erg and rowed 12 sets of 250 meters at a hard pace (averaging 1 minute each) followed by 30 seconds rest. Add a 1000 meter warm up and a 1000 meter warm down and I got my 5 kilometers in a little less than 30 minutes. My legs (especially the offending calf) feel fine today. The real test will be tonight. I have a 10 mile tempo run on the schedule, but I think I'm going to play it safe and cut the tempo part off. I'll do a 10 miler around the Back Bay this afternoon. My tempo run this week will be Sunday race day.
On a related note, it appears that it will be perfect running weather on Sunday for Surf City. The weatherman is still calling for a slight chance of rain (20% - 30%) with winds light and variable. Temperatures will probably be in the high 40's/low 50's at start time (6:30 for the marathon, 7:45 for the half) with the high predicted in the low 60's. By the way - if you are coming out from the Midwest or the East, you'll be able to tell us Southern Californians. We'll be the ones wearing the down jackets and fleece. After all - it is *only* going to be 60 degrees! Jeesh!