This morning my friend and I who are running the Peachtree Road Race did our last "long run" before the big day. We originally were going to run the majority of the race route, but those plans were dashed when we discovered that MARTA was single tracking this weekend and waiting a million years for a northbound train wasn't our idea of a good time. So we settled to do an out and back that would cover the first (almost) half of the course for our own mini pre-Peachtree.
We weren't the only runners with this idea, which was nice. The encouraging words and company were great. The wheelchair division athletes were also out in force and we kept passing and getting passed by two of them. They were super nice and encouraging, even though one of them had on a Georgia shirt (GO JACKETS!).
So thoughts for next week. It's going to be a nice at least first half of a run that's either flat or a slight downhill. We ran at 7ish and my start time is during the last wave at 9, so the downside is that it will probably be VERY hot. Staying hydrated and as cool as possible will be the priority.
On another note I was introduced to Einstein's Bagels today. Honey wheat bagel toasted + strawberry cream cheese + orange juice = YUM. I was amused that it was filled with sweaty athletes and well dressed church folks. I know I was stinky, so I hope the church folks were breathing through their mouths...