...and fruit of the vine.
I should probably commit to NO MORE alcohol until after my race on June 25th, but we all know that I don't like to be told what to do - even by myself - so using reverse psychology, I made a pact this morning to drink in excess every day from now until the race. There. Let's see if that works.
Seriously, though, today's run was spectacular. You know that Saturday was the epic 72.5 mile bike ride. I looked on my calendar and saw that the following morning I was supposed to swim 1.5 miles and then run 13-15 miles...after a night of drinking wine to send off a friend to a new state who decided the last minute that we meant too much to her and canceled the move!
Besides...I had promised the wee girl a lunch date at Panera...
...and a movie
...and then a slumber party.
The run HAD to wait.
So...that movie seemed like it should be accompanied by wine?? and there happened to be a new bottle in the fridge...
At least I slept well.
I wasn't sure how today's run would go...so I picked an out and back where I knew I would probably be able to make it out 6.5 miles without concern and then would HAVE to make it all the way back or be stuck in the middle of nowhere on foot. It worked.
There would have been no problem, though, as this run was excellent. I felt great and my legs felt fresh the whole time. I kept a 9:48 avg pace and basically giggled out of sheer joy that I was running pain free. It is interesting to note that I went in to this run quite nervous because my 5 miler on Friday was so ...not great. How can a 13.1 miler in the cool clouds be QUITE A BIT EASIER than a 5 miler in the sun?
I felt like sludge on that run...that run in the sun...
Which brings me to Pac Crest. It's hot there. It will most likely be in the upper 80s to upper 90s by the run leg. I guess that would be ok if we ever got to train in the heat, but we don't. It is the ONE thing about this race that is currently worrying me. I know that worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have...but I'm pretty sure...
it's going to be
come race day.