I slowed down in several places where mud and water flow left debris across the trail. There was also a stiff wind blowing, nowhere near Tuesday's velocity, but it made the first half of my run a little tougher. Final stats: nine miles in a 10:08 pace, 76% of MHR. Kind of a "meh" run.
It's raining again this morning, and is supposed to continue throughout the day. I'm supposed to be doing hills tonight, but the trails around the hill will be closed. If I'm able to, I do my hill work. Otherwise I'll be be in my rowing studio to whip out 5 or so kilometers on the erg, which means hills on Friday, and moving my 20 miler from Saturday to Sunday. Man - this is getting pretty complicated!
On another front, I made some decisions yesterday on upcoming races. First, I am now official - L.A. Marathon on March 21st is no longer tentative. I took the plunge and registered. I've also registered for the Firecracker 10K on February 28th. I did this race last year, and even though it was rough around the edges, I'm back. I'm looking forward to the opening ceremonies, the post race expo, and a dim sum tweetup. The seven hundred foot, two mile long hill not so much.
Finally, somehow I was talked into (well, it really didn't take that much to convince me) a marathon relay! With the takeover of the Rock n' Roll series by the Competitor Group, a number of changes are taking place with the San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon. Or I should say "San Diego Rock n' Roll" - because this year there will also be a half marathon and a relay. So I pressed the submit button and am now part of a relay team with fellow bloggers/tweeters Ms. V (@MsV1959), JT (@anotorias) and @Hoof_Harted. Damn these rainy days - keeping me all bored and stuff. Well, I guess it's time to get training!