High Pressure: Found out last weekend that S.'s cousin's house is directly on the route. Family and friends are already planning a show of force. Two volunteers on tap to help run me in, one of whom is a sub-4 marathoner. Why the pressure? Because abovementioned house is at mile 21, right after this monster Mt Kilimanjaro-of-a-hill:
Maybe the desire to show up at mile 21 in one coherent piece will be enough to temper me to stay on pace in the first 21 miles. If I don't, the family units will get an up close and personal view of a body at the limits of physical exhaustion and on the verge of total collapse. That's a performance that doesn't need to be repeated!
So I'm still training. Arrived in Atlanta last night, and I'm in Alpharetta now. Ran 5 EZ outside this morning; it's a bit of a concrete jungle out there, and it was cold at 6:00 am. Got to do 8 EZ tomorrow. 20 miler LSD this Sunday, then it's taper time from here on out already!