At 10 am this morning the weather was a brisk 46 degrees. Shorts, short sleeve tech tee, arm warmers and calves compression socks did the job. I was surprised by how warm I got, considering yesterday a much highly anticipated snow fell in elevations as low as 500 feet on the central coast of California. And yes it was magnificent.
A co-worker took this winter wonderland picture in Paso Robles, CA. Paso is about 30 minutes north of San Luis Obispo.
Today's temperature is close enough to the weather forecast for Napa on March 6th that I thought another dress rehearsal might be due. Napa's forecast calls for a high of 62 and a low of 41--with rain. I figured I'll be alright with my attire. But with the rain in the mix, then I'll have to switch to long tights or my 3/4 tights.
I was in a pickle this morning trying to decide whether or not I should insert a small tempo run in the middle of my long run. I decided against it. How quickly do I forget. It was just yesterday that I blogged about the importance of the true taper. I had to remind myself the purpose of this run. It's not to build speed. It's too late for that now. Today is just supposed to keep the legs peppy. So I settled with four 30-seconds strides in the last few miles. I wanted my legs to remember what it's like to run fast without tiring myself out.
This week will be tough. I have to stick to my schedule and not try anything risky. On the bright side, I will be carbo-loading without any guilt.
Seven days until Napa! Hee-Haw!