I slept in then waited all day for the temperatures to replicate Miami's average marathon start temperature. It never got to 62 degrees so I ran four miles when it got to 61. That was close enough. In the shadows of buildings or trees though, in felt more like 51, No matter. I was out for a stroll run, not anything hard. 36 minutes. Done. Off tomorrow (work and running) Yea! Massage at 1130. Yes!!
Okay, all you marathon veterans, coaches and opinion holders; here's my dilemma: one of my favorite 5K races is this coming Saturday. 1-should I run it? If so, 2-should I race it? or 3-should I just train through it? 4-do you really think I can hold back in a race?
Factors: $20 to enter. Eight days before my first marathon. It's a scheduled rest day on my training calendar. The day before is a rest day too. The next day is to be a 1-hour run.