Just 5 Days Until BOSTON!

So the final fast running is in the books. Last Sunday I ran 11 mile run In Tyler State with 5 miles at “Marathon Goal” pace. The pace seemed easy even with the hills of Tyler, which are worse than the Hills on the Boston course, which is a great sign.

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This morning was my last track session. This was not supposed to be too tough but remind the legs how to run a bit faster. The workout was two miles warm-up and then 4 x 1000m at AT pace followed by a one mile cool down. Of course this morning it was 29F and really windy. This is especially tough on Council Rock South Track which is in a very open area so the wind is tough even on a fairly calm day.

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The good news is that I nailed the final workout running easily even with the wind. Additionally, the legs are beginning to feel a bit more lively now with the reduction in mileage. My last few marathon I have gone into with very flat legs. I am hoping that coach Karp (www.run-fit.com) has me nailing this taper. I am confident this time this is the case. I have my race plan set and my goal in my head. I just now need to relax until race day.

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So just some easy runs with some striders the next few days. We leave for Boston Saturday morning via Amtrak and then this all becomes real!!

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