And with the knowledge that the Thunder Road half is LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY (ahhh!) I got out this morning to get in a hill run before the rain and wind set in. I felt really good- strong and fast, through out most of it. I covered 7 miles in an hour ten. I'm really happy with my pace recently. It's amazing to me to see how much my running has improved in the last two months. I can only imagine how much faster I'd be if I actually did speedwork! (note to self: do speedwork after this run).
Since there was suppose to be some awful storm system move in late this morning, I decided to call it quits after 7 miles when it started spitting cold rain. I don't mind running in rain, but I just couldn't bring myself to run in cold rain. I don't dig being cold.
The half is 13 days away. I keep stalking weather.com to see what the temps are going to be next week. On Wednesday, it's calling for snow showers. WHHHAA?!! Not cool, not cool. But no matter how cold -or wet- it is, I'm going to do this and it's going to be awesome! I'm getting really excited as each day brings me closer. But I'm also getting more and more nervous. I know, I know, I've already run the distance.
I've been advised not to set a time goal for my first half, but I'd love to do it faster than I did my 13 mile training run last week. under 2:30... can I do it?? Guess I'll have to make sure to stuff my face with pasta the night before and eat lots of eggs the morning of! Oh, and I guess I should taper this week. Or next week???