I didn’t run as much mileage I wanted over the past months. Time was short. But then again, if I really wanted it, I would have run at night on the streets after the boys went to bed. I will revert to one of my favorite sayings: It is what it is. As I wind down the training, my lack of mileage is really the least of worries. My biggest struggle right now is not giving up before the race even starts. AND . . . and I need to stop sabotaging myself with a bad diet.
With 18 days remaining before Old Goat, I’ve got planned only one more long run. Today was not that run. Instead, I decided on a single-digit run up and down Mentally Sensitive three times. Yes, the trail I find most difficult in Aliso/Wood Canyons, I took on 3 times today.
The first trip up that grueling trail was easier than the second and third times up. But the second and third trips up were equally as difficult. The down hills on the other hand, I enjoyed immensely, using the time to cool off and practice technical downhill running.