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