Ah, so this is what a taper done correctly feels like! To be as tired as I was just a week and a half, two weeks ago, I’ve got energy to burn now. I mean just look at that 8 miler! That was a sweet note to end a training cycle on. I was just cruising and I felt like I could have gone all day. HUUUUUUUUGE difference from two years ago when I was training for Vegas. Just out of curiosity, I looked back in my log to see how my last long run was back then. It was 9 miles at an 11:12 pace, and in the notes I mentioned that I felt tired and heavy. (And as a side note, I was four pounds heavier.) While I still don’t feel like I’m ready, I’m a hell of a lot more prepared than I was two years ago!
So now we’re entering the final countdown. This week will only be three runs of 3, 2, and 2 miles. There’s no point in even talking about that, so this will be my final St. Jude Marathon Training recap post. Six more sleeps until Race Day!!!! Does this look like the face of someone ready to run a marathon??? Let’s hope so!