Huh. After feeling so terribly beat down on Tuesday, the rest of the week just seemed to get easier and easier. I wasn't breaking any speed records, but I really do believe that all these miles on top of miles are slowly making me stronger. I'll do some faster workouts over the next few weeks to sharpen my legs, but I think when it comes down to the last 10 miles of the marathon, it's the monster mileage that's going to allow me to hold an even pace through fatigue. That's what I believe anyway, we'll see next month if that's the case.
Tomorrow morning I'm running a 10K which should be interesting seeing that it will be run on two very worn out legs. I felt the urge to pick up the pace in the park today and resisted it, so maybe I'll find that my body feels like running fast. I'm just not sure how to define "fast" for this particular exercise. I'm inclined to aim for 6:30's but I have a feeling that I probably only have three or four of those in me right now and the last couple miles would be better served if I started a little slower. Such a rational, logical thought there, we'll see what I actually do come tomorrow.
I am officially registered, hotel reserved and plane tickets purchased for the Kentucky Derby marathon on April 26. Who knows what I'll draw in terms of weather, but that's really true for any race, anywhere, any time of the year.