Thanks to the great suggestions I have decided to do what is best for my training, and skip my longstanding grudge against the Tower Guard and their Shamrock 5K. So, next week I am going to move my 9M pace run to Wednesday evening, and then race plus some extra miles on Saturday. I have removed my ‘off’ Thursday from this week to next week.
Last night was a 4M limbo run, but I feel as if I cheated because I was on a treadmill. It’s pretty easy to increase speed every mile when you just have to push a button and either keep up or go flying off the treadmill (which I have done before, it is more embarrassing than you would think) and are forced to fake an injury to save face. Plus, after running 24 combined miles in the rain last weekend, I couldn’t handle another soaked 4.