Guess what? I managed to break my brand new little camera. The wrist strap slipped off and I dropped it, and now the lens doesn't extend right and I get error messages and it doesn't operate at all. It really shouldn't be that fragile for an aluminum-clad piece of equipment, to stop working completely from a ~12-inch fall, but I guess I've learned that it is. Back to Sony service it goes on Monday, dammit! I hope they can turn it around fast and get it back to me before I go to Disneyworld, but I sure doubt that I'll be that lucky.
I'm also in trouble for Goofy, probably. I think getting those three PRs in a row recently was not a good thing for my race preparation, because it's made me feel overconfident and dulled that respect for the distance that's so important for maintaining a training edge (at least for me). I'm going to do far fewer races in 2006 than in 2005, and try to keep my focus on the routine training process and not on the racing.
Today was my longest run since the half marathon on December 3, and I only got in about 9.5 miles (after spending far too long on the phone with Sony Customer Support). At the end of my out-and-back, I timed myself along the hilly 5K course that I did last summer in 34:52. Today's time was 38:53 - slow for me for a 5K, but okay for my shuffling marathon pace. I won't be holding even that 12:32 min/mile pace for the full 1.6 marathons that I'm going to be doing at Disneyworld, I'm quite certain!