With less than a week to go before the Pasadena Marathon, I finally took the time to go to the website and review the course.
Action 481 - Elevate.
Oh, Pasadena. You tricked me. I thought you were a nice, flat course, but no. Check out the elevation profile.
The bad news? There are some significant hills here. The good news? There are some great downhill stretches, too. And I love me some downhill. The best part? The last few miles are more or less all downhill. That works for me.
What does this mean for my run? At the end of the day, nothing, really. Whether the course is flat or hilly doesn't change anything. I'm still going out there with the intention of running steady and true. It's nice to know what to expect from the course, but my plan of attack on race day doesn't change.
Come on, Pasadena. Elevate me!