Didn't have to mess with the subway this morning as I traveled down to Philly. Things do appear to be closer back to <i>normal.</i> Decided to sit out last night's recovery run; something in my right thigh wasn't happy and I don't wanna risk injury at this point. I think it was a combo of my weights session on Tues followed by 9 mi on the TM. My body doesn't like too much of the TM. Back outside tonight for a later evening 11 miler w/some strides.<br><br><b>Prae</b> - perhaps it's time for a mantra that you can chant to yourself while running? That helps push me through the tough times ...it can be anything! As for running the 5K distance when you've previously not run that far, the race day atmosphere is a magical one. Much of the adrenaline you've got going from that alone will push you over the finish line - and of course posting back here and letting us all gush over your big accomplishment!! Hang in there, you're doing great!