Slow start, then settled in at around 7:00 pace for a good chunk of the run. Nice morning.
Today marked the beginning of a gradual 10-day drop in mileage and intensity heading into Club Nationals on December 8. Hopefully the third time's the charm for me at this race, one that has treated me rather unkindly the previous two times I've contested it. Last night was the last workout of any real volume for the season with just two little sharpeners on tap for this Friday and Tuesday of next week, and from there it's go-time and hopefully showtime in West Chester, Ohio a week from this Saturday. Good, bad or ugly, I'll take an easy week after the race before beginning the Boston buildup in earnest. Mmmm, Boston. I salivate just thinking about it.
Quote of the Day
"I didn't fear failure. After all, success in running means living on the edge of failure. You are going to fail sometimes. But if your personal goal is reasonable, you are ultimately going to attain it."
- Derek Clayton