Today was my last “long” run. (I just love how marathon training makes eight miles seem short LOL). It’s chilly here today, so I kept a pretty good pace to keep warm. I finished in 1:14:53, which is a 9:22 pace. So, why exactly was it a lazy run? Well, as I’ve mentioned before, I live in a rather hilly area. Today, I did everything possible to avoid the big hills. I just wanted a nice, easy run before the marathon. My path, on a map, looks like a drunk figured out my route LOL.
Yesterday Shoo napped, so I got a quick 3 miler in on the treadmill. It took me 26:30, which is a pretty decent time for me. My next race after the marathon is the 5K turkey trot in my neighborhood. I need to start some speed training becuase if there is ever a race I have a chance of winning my age/gender bracket, that’s the one.
Stay tuned for lots of interesting posts next week. I’ll only be running two more real runs before the marathon, so I’ll have plenty of time on my hands to come up with nonsensical crap to talk about. Things like race strategy, weight issues, whether I should continue hiding the gray, what new races I want to consider… Oh, yeah, lots of exciting topics.