Tomorrow morning will be my last long run before taper, and the longest one yet. 37 kilometres. 23 miles. That is a long way to go.
We’re running a point-to-point route from the Running Room store in Newmarket to our instructor’s house in Tottenham. I enjoy “destination” runs and find them easier mentally than starting and ending in the same place. Another bonus is that we will be running west, so the rising sun will always be behind us.
One thing I’m a little worried about is that the tail end of this route will match the second half of a rather “scenic” (read: hilly) run that we completed back in July.
There is a sweet downhill to the finish, but look at what we have to climb to get there… 20+ miles into the run. Ohhh boy.
This afternoon I drove out to drop my car off so I could help carpool back to Newmarket after the run tomorrow. It’s a fairly scenic drive and I was taking it all in, realizing only once we arrived that I have to run this far tomorrow. Cuh-razy!
I need to stop psyching myself out and start psyching myself up. I’m ready for this!