Thursday, September 24, 2015

Prepping For Saturday

The best preparation for doing good work tomorrow is to do good work today.-- Elbert Hubbard

Today's program called for a 6 mile run. I didn't indicate whether it was an easy 6 miler or whether it would be done with pace. I decided that it should be a run by feel. If you happen to feel crappy then slow it down. If you feel fantastic then Godspeed my friend, in the immortal words of Gnomeo from "Gnomeo and Juliet", "Don't hold back, let 'er rip..." Of course accompanied by a Cockney accent made famous and acceptable by Michael Caine.

I felt pretty good today. I dropped my pace a little bit but not too much. I have an easy 6 miles tomorrow and a long run on Saturday. I don't want to go all out with two days left in the week. In theory, the long run is the most important run of the week with the type of goals that I have.

Usually I have a route for my 10 mile run and one for anything over 10 miles. I felt as though I needed to expand my horizons a bit so I scouted out a new route. In the past, in Atlanta, I've needed to fabricate mileage because I hit a dead end. I really didn't want that to happen on a 15 miler. So my kids were knocked out so I decided to drive along a street near my house. It was certainly long enough but it wasn't much to look at. Additionally, it wasn't the best of neighborhoods. It started off cool enough. Some recent hills. Actually, it's the hills that have tested me in past weeks. It passes the golf course where the Tour Chmapionship is being held this year, East Lake. Then it gets less cool and I'm not sure that I would enjoy that 6 mile portion of the run.

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