The Running of the Green (Island) 4 miler is 5 days away. 5 days. 4 days of training left. four.
I'm a bit panicked. Today is cold and snowing and windy. Tomorrow is going to be cold and windy. Weds is going to be COLD. Who would think that high temps for this week would be in the teens? Most likely, I will have to train on the treadmill this week, which is not ideal or my idea of fun.
I want to do well. Okay: I want to do well for my standards, which are pretty low compared to the rest of the running world. The course is flat (which is good). I haven't run in a race since 2004. I've never entered a 4 miler.
I'm trying to keep this in perspective-but it is not easy. 4 miles is more than most people my age could do. Many people my age could not walk 4 miles with out taking a break. two months ago I could not have run 4 miles. I certainly wouldn't have been committed enough to get on the treadmill for it.
So, just running it is a success.