I have no idea what I’m going to do with myself this week. I’ll be pretty useless at work (yeah for a 4-day work week) since I can’t seem to think about anything but Boston.
So far the weather looks OK. A little warm and windy but I love cloudy. Can they really predict the wind this far out? I doubt it. I hope the 2003 Boston Marathon didn’t fall on April 16th…with a record high of 84 degrees! Oh wow, the nerdy meteorologist in me just came out.
I did my last long run on Sunday – 10 miles in 1:29 (8:54 average pace). I kept the pace easy and I felt great. My legs felt light and rested. From here on out, it’s all easy. The hard work is done!
Taper crazies have been kept to a minimum. Not sure why?
I’m running Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week and that’s it. Also getting lots of sleep. I generally don’t carbo-load. I eat carbs all the time and may eat just a tad more of them on Saturday and Sunday. I hate feeling too “puffy” at the start line.
On Saturday I got this awesome card in the mail from my friend Camille wishing me well in Boston. Thank you Camille, I love it!
Do you do any special preparations before a big race?
Carbo-load – yay or nay?