I have 9 weeks and change until Lake Placid, and I currently have no idea if I’m going to be able to hack it on race day. But I’m going to try.
Today I had a great 14 mile run around town, in the pouring rain. I was pleasantly surprised at how good I felt for most of it (my knees got a bit stiff for the last two or three miles, but not bad). But the best part was the rain. I absolutely love those runs where I just get so completely soaked that I stop caring about anything, and just start purposely stomping through all the biggest puddles on purpose, with my tongue sticking out for all the passing cars to see. It reminds me of Phoebe…
Yep, that would be me – just splashing through giant puddles instead.
And you know what? It was GREAT. I was so happy.
Tomorrow is my long bike. I’ll report back soon(ish).