Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Berlin here I come

Less than 4 days to go and I'm already feeling the marathon nerves.  The good thing is that I'm feeling a lot more confident after my last couple runs.  On Tuesday I did my tune-up workout of 4 x 1K on a dirt track during lunch.  I was accompanied by my good friend and coworker Jurgen, who volunteered to serve as a pacer for the workout.  I told him 3:15-18 was the planned splits for the 1K.  He ended up taking me through in 3:13, 3:11, 3:11, & 3:11.  I felt quite good and light in the legs.  This workout is probably what my legs and body needed after feeling stale on Sunday and Monday's run. Today was an easy 6-miler and the legs again felt good and light. 

All that remains is a couple short easy runs, carbo-loading and lots of rest.  My next post will most likely be on late Sunday.  Thanks to all who continue to follow my blog and provide comments.

Today: 6M @ 7:06 pace
Tues: 9.3M including 4 x 1K w/ 200 rec.
Mon: 4.2M @ 7:18 pace

6 comments:

Michael said...

Enjoy Berlin and all the best on race day, it looks like you're ready for a good one!

Thomas said...

Good Luck. You're in awesome shape!

Judd & Leslie Zimmerman said...

Awesome, glad you are going into the race feeling better. Good Luck! (Although you won't need it) You've trained hard, now just enjoy the rewards.

Love2Run said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear your report. Hope you can float along in Haile's slipstream...

Mark said...

Best of luck in Berlin. It's been quite inspirational reading your blog and development.
Run relaxed and strong!

Mark said...

Congrats on your Berlin Marathon PR!!!

Awesome job. I read the heat was quite a factor.