Even though I’ve been away from the office since Thursday, this has probably been the busiest week I’ve had this year. I’m not complaining, but my plans to run today needed to be postponed. I was planning to go into the office tomorrow, but that’s also going to have to wait a day.
I may head to Bethpage on Tuesday morning to enjoy the peaceful experience of running without the weekend crowds. I am definitely in the mood to take on some hills and push the pace. Even though the Snowflake Race will happen on the pancake-flat streets on Long Beach, I’ve found hill training to be a great way to improve my speed.
My friend Steve, who has run this race with me the last two years, won’t be able to join me this year. He has two reasons, one good and one bad: paternity leave (good), knee injury (bad). I’m anticipating a very cold morning on race day and a very big crowd at the starting line. I have done pretty well at this race and, last year, I achieved a 4 mile PR. I don’t know about this year, but I plan to be competitive. I may be busy, but not too busy to get out and start training tomorrow.