And now - the race is in four days!!
The first time I ran 10 miles, in Week 8, I had a really difficult run. I had to walk a couple times, I felt tired the whole way, it was warm out, etc. I finished and felt really uncomfortable about how soon the race was and how poorly that whole thing went down.
Luckily, when I ran 10 again on Saturday, it went great. The weather was really cold, the sun was shining, I had a lot of energy - it was a good run. I actually went a bit faster than my previous training runs, which felt good at the time, but left my muscles much more sore than previous long runs.
Overall, I'm feeling decent about the race on Saturday. As I've said all along, I'm not looking to break any World records for half marathons. I just want to finish. If I have to take walking breaks, so be it. One thing that's freaking me out is the forecast at this point, which predicts a high of 70 on Saturday (ie, waaaaaay too hot for December
Be thinking about me Saturday morning - send some good vibes if you think of it - I could use them!