On Thursday morning, as I prepped to head out, my desire to succeed outweighed my fear of failure. This was good. Around 9:00am, I met my friend and fellow coach, Chas, who would be pacing me for my tempo run. While we warmed up, I had the following Q + A session with myself multiple times:
Mile 5:6:47 My legs were getting tired by now but I knew I would be able hold on to finish the workout. I was working hard, but I was also pretty amped up. It was a good combo and drove me into my final push.
So, yeah. The tires have been officially kicked. The fires lit. Or, re-lit, in this case. My gears shifted yesterday. The race....to the start....is on. Zoom zoom.