It's kind of ridiculous how excited I am for the marathon...you know, the one I'm probably grossly under-prepared for. The one with 25,000 people and I'm stuck starting in the open start corral because my last (ok, only) sub-4 marathon was over a year ago (I PROMISE I'm still in shape!) The one where a tiny little piece of me thinks "this could be a BQ!" and the other 95% of me says "shut up and just enjoy it...don't set yourself up for disappointment."
Watching this certainly didn't lessen my excitement:
This morning was such an unbelievably perfect morning for running...clear, sunny, and cool. I was bummed I only got to run 10 miles, and things just felt so right I probably ran those 10 miles a little too fast (7:58 min/mile...ooops). But I just wanted to enjoy it because I'll probably only run 2 or 3 more times between now and the start of the race.
I ended up taking 2 rest days this week...all of the sudden life is a whole lot busier than it's been in awhile and I just wasn't able to squeeze workouts in on Wednesday or Friday. Since I'm tapering, it doesn't really bother me.
Summary of the week:
Mon - 3 mile run
Tues - 45 minutes yoga (strength and core)
Wed - rest
Thurs - 6.6 mile run (8:33 min/mile)
Fri - rest
Sat - 4 mile run (7:43 min/mile)
Sun - 10.25 mile run (7:58 min/mile)
Total: 23.85 miles