Okay. I took an unscheduled rest day yesterday. Wife had to work late so I had to get dinner going and on the table. Once I got dressed and out the door, it was getting pretty late. In my mind, I had already decided that my scheduled eight miler was going to be six. Then disaster. Only once before had this ever happened to me. It was my wrist. It beeped. "Batteries are low. Press Enter."
The last time this happened was at my last 10K, the Chinatown Firecracker 10K. I had thought to myself back then, "Okay, batteries are low. There should be enough left here for an hour." Guess what? The message should read "Batteries are dead dude!" My Garmin lasted about 10 minutes. Just long enough to make it past the start.
Having done his before, I knew the Garmin wasn't going to last. The wind was howling. It was getting close to 6:30. So I made a judgement call and decided to trade my Thursday rest day for Tuesday. My concern is the 10K I'm running Saturday. I wanted to be as rested as possible without putting too huge a dent in training volume this week. I had originally scheduled Thursday and Friday as rest days to meet that goal. I'm hoping that a short four mile recovery run on Thursday won't compromise that. I'll find out on Saturday!