Race week...the final count down
Monday, November 29, 2010
I am in full blown taper mode for the marathon in JUST 6 DAYS!! I only ran 3 miles this morning and don’t run tomorrow. My coach has me running, what he calls, a lot during the taper. It isn’t much but I used to run 7 miles everyday leading up to it except the day before then I would just do 45 min on the elliptical. Yes, I did that. I ran some extra last week but this week I am following it…well almost. I ran 25 min not the 20 on the schedule today. I am feeling good. I did ten miles yesterday (sun) with two miles at comfortably hard pace. I decided not to look at my pace during the miles and just to look when I heard the mile beeps. I did marathon pace but still can’t imagine doing that for 26.2 miles. I am going to give it my best. I do have a secondary goal for this race as well though. At Grandma’s this summer when I knew I wouldn’t make my time I totally shut down. I want to PR at this race. I will break 2:50. I CAN do this. My mind is in a much better place. Last marathon I had my outfit all planned out; someone asked me a couple days ago what I was wearing. I still don’t know. I feel excited but strangely at peace. I have done the work, now it’s time to see what I am really made of. I hope it is something that runs fast! I need to remember to have fun. My Chiro gave me the best advice when I went in last week. Just relax and let it happen. I have done all the work now I need to just run.