Only 4 days to go until the Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon.
I am getting a little nervous this time. I wasn’t planning on tapering much, but instead using the Edinburgh race as a hilly training race on the road to the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. I knew the trip to Budapest would provide a little tapering, but I wasn’t prepared for the cold weather in Budapest (darn you again, weather.com!) and came home with a serious cold. No running since Saturday and definitely no running today either. Hopefully, tomorrow I feel well enough for a very easy run – really to just remind my legs how it’s done…
The unplanned home rest gives me way too much time to check out the elevation chart for the Edinburgh race. The long hill miles 4.5-7.5 look brutal. Mile 8.5-9 won’t be my favorite either… It looks though like it will be a very pretty course running up to the castle. I shall pack my camera.
Hope my cold passes quickly and the extra rest will make me full of energy for those fun hills!! 🙂
What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.
~ John Bingham