Today, I ran my last serious workout of any length before next Saturday's race. I ran an 8 miler on hills, in about 1:04:00. That is an even pace of 8:00/mile and I am happy with that as I was on a lot of hills and felt strong enough to go faster or longer if I had chosen to. Also, the temps are about 90 degrees and sunny so I am happy to have the heat on, and a lack of hydration. All these things will make race day more tolerable.
Looking ahead, I am going to consult with a couple people and devise a simple plan for next week. I want to stay sharp, but rested. I will post this plan sometime between now and Sunday.