It's that time again. Last week before the race. Finished my final long run of 8 miles this morning. It was 43F and brilliantly sunny, but a cold wind bit into two layers of long-sleeved clothing and I could feel it down to my bones.
Still, it was a farewell tour of the neighborhood of sorts. I'll be hanging up the shoes after my race, for my annual December retirement from running. Two more mid-week runs of 3 and 4 miles, but I'll be in Oakland, California. I don't think that's long enough to get me to the Golden Gate Bridge, which would be cool to run across. If I get out of work early enough, maybe I'll drive there to run!
So instead of flying out to my race, this time I'll be flying in. I decided against the red-eye on Thursday night, because that really messes up your body clock. Can you tell I'm avoiding anything that could jinx me?
Flying back Friday morning, going to the Expo on Saturday morning, followed by RBF lunch with the Queen of Flower Mound and maybe a few others (GandaMan, you in?). Anyone else coming in for the race, you're welcome to join us!