I have the Benfleet 15 this Sunday, it's a local 15 mile cross country race and I did it last year. The course is notorious for it's mud and I did it in a very pedestrian 2:18:55 last year, I am hoping for sub 2:10 this year.
So this week I have four - 4 Mile easy runs planned. Just keep everything ticking over and getting me to the start line sharp, ready for a big PB.
I went for my first of these runs this evening, armed with my I-Pod and my newly installed running playlist. Lots of hard, pumping music, that gets me in the mood for running. Unfortunately it got me hyped up and I went off like a train, I didn't fight it though and ran my intended four miles hard and finished in 28:57 much faster than the 32 or so mins I had envisaged. I don't think I'll pay for it on race day, but tommorows run must be slower! Wish me luck for Sunday. Will report back then.