Big Change in the forecast for NOLA Marathon on Sunday….I hope this holds, because it looks perfect!
While there are some nice things about tapering before a race (like getting extra rest), it definitely brings it’s own challenges….Such as:
- Having so much extra energy that I feel like I’m hyped up on caffeine ALL THE TIME!
- Being SOOO Hungry (I guess my body is still operating in 50+ miles per week mode)
- Going through periods of mild panic attacks when I start thinking about how painful those last 6 miles are going to be on Sunday.
- OBSESSING about the weather forecast (and every other aspect of the race whether it is within my control or not).
Oh well….you would think that after 10 marathons this part would get easier, but I guess not when you are a Type A, Control Freak, Perfectionist like me!
Love this teaser for the upcoming @Saucony Kinvara 3 which will land in May. Nervously looking forward to trying out the update. As I’ve said before, the Kinvara has become my go-to shoe for most everything, so I really hope they don’t mess up a great thing.
Hopefully this time next week I’ll be well on my way to finishing the NOLA RnR Marathon. I’m currently on my way back home from Greenville, SC for my Niece’s wedding last night.
I didn’t get to run on Saturday due to travel and the wedding, so I got up early this morning for a beautiful 10-miler on the Swamp Rabbit Trail by the river in Downtown Greenville. I felt pretty awful for the first 5 miles and thought about cutting off the run early. Then I finally got my legs under me and finished with a strong final 5 miles.
This was the first greenway type trail I’ve run on that had a 4’ wide section which was rubberized. It was like running on a track. Pretty nice.
Anyway, this was my last scheduled run over 5 miles before NOLA. I’ve got 5 tomorrow, 3 Tuesday, 3 Thursday, and 2 on Saturday.
Hope everybody else doing NOLA is enjoying their taper and feeling great!!
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Like most everyone else I got my final NOLA RnR marathon confirmation last night and I’m Bib number 2032, assigned to corral 2. Being near the front is going to be nice since this is a Rock N’ Roll event with their long and drawn-out wave start process. I understand why they do it, but it ultimately leads to the start taking over an hour for the later corrals.
Even though I’ve been dealing with a stomach bug since yesterday, I was able to get in my scheduled track workout tonight with the Jim Spivey Running Club (JSRC). I ran pretty conservative, and kept my pace consistent even though I felt crummy. Hated that I felt bad for one of my favoriate workouts (3 sets of 3 x 400m intervals), but am glad to have been able to get in the work.
Also, even though I don’t feel like eating, I have been able to get in a full day’s worth of calories. That was actually my biggest concern with the stomach bug. Need to make sure that I keep my nutrition and strength up all the way to NOLA.