September 28, 2005
Two days ago was the last double. Today was the last run over 13 miles. Saturday will be the last tempo, and Sunday will be the last double-digit run. And there are still over two weeks left until the marathon, wow.
After last week's shenanigans I was feeling kind of sore in the right hip/glute/hamstring. I was lucky enough to get a massage appointment last night, and it helped an incredible amount.
This morning's 14 felt great. In a fit of optimism a few weeks ago I'd added "try last 3 @ MP" to today's schedule, then forgotten about it until this morning. I ended up doing the last 3 in 7:24, 08, 03 - the last 2 much faster than I will ever run any marathon in this life - and it was downright ok. In fact, it felt pretty good.
On the downside, it took 2 diet dr peppers to supply enough caffeine to get through the rest of the day. Although I work in IT at a financial services company, it often feels like the drive-through window at McDonalds.
Posted by joe positive at September 28, 2005 8:00 PM
I was so excited about the free stuff at a recent event that I picked up two diet Dr. Peppers, even though I hate the stuff. Now I have to find someone who I can invite over who will drink it. I don't have any prospects yet, so next time you're in town...
Congratulations on all of your lasts! Good luck staying sane during the taper. It sounds like things are going quite well. I'm excited for you!
Posted by: Alison at September 29, 2005 8:23 AM
I think you are going to have a fantastic marathon - those miles are going to pay off big time (especially over the final 10K). I can only dream of running 91 miles . . . WOW.
Posted by: bridget at September 30, 2005 7:13 PM