The taper began last week with a short long run of 12 miles; today was only 10.
With my marathon only one week away, the next six days I’ll be taking it easy on the running and taking it heavy on the carbs. I carbo loaded the entire week before my last marathon and I never hit THE WALL. Here’s to hoping that the strategy pays off again.
I feel ready. I know I’m ready. I’ll finish.
The question is whether or not I’ll make my goal time: under four hours. That only requires me to shave off just over three minutes from last time. I’m confident that I can do it; the question is whether I will do it.
I am physically prepared and mentally prepared.
I’m excited and the anticipation is actually a bit irksome. Everyday this week will simply be viewed as one day closer in the countdown to 26.2.