Marine Corps Marathon is now six days away! The manic-taper mode has yet to join the party, and it looks like we – me and my sane mind – might actually make it to Sunday, crazy-taper free! Instead, energy has been poured into the following things:
…you spend Sunday night baking and scheming a few great carb-filled home-cooked meals.
Consumed: spaghetti squash, tossed with cooked tomatoes, steamed kale, baked tofu and fresh grated parmesan. For dessert: pumpkin muffins!
…you’re researching goal paces, and the break-down of 26.2 miles.
…you look at this, at least once a day (ahem, obsessively).
…the training plan is all crossed off, and an easy week finally stares you straight in the eye.
This is assuming you have a training plan; at this point, I’m improving. I actually looked back at “October 2010” in my old Runner’s World log (oh the days before I knew you, Garmin Connect!), to see how I prepared for the last big race. That one seemed to go pretty well for me, so logic tells me I had some sort of strategy worth repeating.
Three low-mileage runs, one tempo and one RACE? Yep, I can do that.
Add some yoga in there, and you’ve got an updated plan! The legs are ready.
Starting tonight, I’ll be joining a crew I haven’t run with in way too long – it seemed fitting, with a classic DC race coming up!
What do you add to a race week agenda?
Who else is counting down to MCM (Full or 10K)?? We’re almost there!