I was going to sensor the title a bit, but why? It’s truly how I’m feeling.
Less than a week to go (5 days to be precise). Last long run DONE. How/when did this happen?
Two weeks ago was a bad running week for me (read: I didn’t really run at all). This past week was a bit better, but of course made a bit more challenging by work travel. Grrr.
I ran 4 and 3 miles in CA. 4 miles was without my garmin, without music, and being quite unprepared for the unseasonably warm weather. Because I didn’t have my garmin, I definitely went out too fast and completed the first 2 miles at a pace that killed me for the second lap. My 3 miler the next morning was so much better! My music issue was resolved, it was early so it wasn’t hot, and my pacing was better. Phew.
Saturday I didn’t run, but Sunday morning I did my long run. It was supposed to be 6 but based on my sister’s suggestion, I bumped it up to 8. I went out around 9:30 which is way late for me, but actually a good test based on the half’s start time of 9:00a.
Here’s the route:
Definitely a little bit of everything. It wasn’t a great run for me. There was some walking, and a pee break at McDonalds (thank goodness for running on a major street). But, I did it. That little uphill right around mile 7 is killer. Slow steady grade. That part has killed me on other runs, but this time, I told myself I had to keep going. And I did!
So this week i’m supposed to run twice and then recover in advance of the half. I seriously can’t believe it’s so soon!
The race organizer posted this photo and I got the chills.
So I’ll end this post here. I have quite a few questions/thoughts about the race though so I may write a post later this week with a few of those.