This weekend I really wanted to get in a 20 miler in preparation for the LA marathon which is two weeks away. I had been pumping myself up all week because I hadn’t had a great long run in a long time. I always started feeling really tired and sluggish around mile 8 on my recent training runs, which is a problem when you are running 26.2 miles. I at least wanted to feel strong. I took a resting week of miles in preparation so I wouldn’t be tired. Finally Saturday came and rain was the in forecast. I knew if I didn’t get up early I would have to start my run in the rain which would not work well for me mentally. The weather.com hourly forecast said it was going to start raining most likely around 9 am. I knew if I got up early it would be just towards the end of my run and I would rather run 3 miles in the rain than 20.
I got up at 5:30 on Saturday morning, ate an Oh Yeah! Bar and got my stuff ready. I was going to try to eat sharkies on this run. I tried them