Thursday, April 30, 2009
Hay is in the barn and all that..........
Less than 72 hours until the marathon, the Cincinnati Flying Pig. They've been sending a daily email for the last 2 weeks. Weather continues to change daily. But, at least it's still cool as compared with the weather in Nashville for the Country Music Marathon last weekend.
My running streak is still intact at this point. Plan on running the next 2 days as well, so it won't be stopping before the race. As of today its at 73 days.
We'll be leaving for Cincinnati before the sun comes up on Saturday. The fast guys want to check out the course. I've never been a fan of course previews, but what the heck, I've never been to Cincinnati either.
Goal pace is still 3:05, that's a touch over 7:03 minutes per mile. Plan is to run that pace until mile 8 and then let the downhills come in a little quicker. Ideally this should result in a negative split. I've never been able to pull that off in a marathon, yet. But, then again, I've never run this kind of training or mileage in preparation for a marathon. I've averaged probably 72 miles per week. Need to go back and see for sure. Most in the past was about 55 miles, with a high week of about 60 miles. Only 1 week below 60 miles in this training cycle, that's this weeks taper week.