Today was a recovery test. How would my body react to three days in a row of racewalking, including a track workout (albeit short)? Turns out that I did OK! Not great, but OK, and that is much better than how poorly I'd been doing up to this point. I'll take it (like I have another option?).
Jim said I should do 5-6km and see how I felt. I did get quite tired around 4km but was able to keep a faster pace going up the slight hill than yesterday (3:10/500m instead of 3:25). I won't say I felt great today, but I felt decent, and that is good enough.
Total time was 36:50 for 6km for 6:08/km with ave HR 144.
Garmin connect data here.
Tomorrow I will do some cross-training and we'll see what Jim has up his sleeve for Saturday's walk.