December 7, 2009
it occurs to me
When I said in the last post that all I'd really missed was a long run and a 10k tuneup, I was slightly mistaken. It just came to me - what I missed was the entire sharpening phase (whatever there was to be of it). So I am going into this marathon solely on lots of tempo and marathon-pace runs, and bunches of 18+ milers but nothing longer than 21. God help me. There's nothing I can do about it now.
Posted by joe positive at December 7, 2009 5:47 AM
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Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I hope you enjoy your stay in Huntsville. I think it's a great race, but since it's my only marathon, I don't have anything to compare it to.
After catching up on your blog, I'm convinced you'll do great Saturday! Best of luck!
I'll be wearing #233. If you happen to see me, introduce yourself.
Posted by: Eric Patterson at December 7, 2009 3:06 PM
The tune-up race and sharpening are the least important parts of a marathon preparation...
Re the magic not starting yet - maybe throw in a couple of rest days this week. Better to be fresh than have had the perfect (on paper) taper.
Posted by: Ewen at December 7, 2009 10:33 PM