This week has gone pretty well. Monday's run told me to cut wayyyy back on the running. So did Helen's command. Got it.
Tuesday I spent an hour in Vinyasa yoga getting my legs in better shape. It worked.
Thursday I ran my last long(ish) run, finishing 6 miles at 6:40 pace. My legs still felt pretty heavy, but not too bad. An hour of yoga Thursday night prevented me from seeing the season opener of The Office, but helped keep the legs limber.
Friday was a great day in the office (on my feet from 8 AM to 11:30 AM straight, then again from 1 PM to 5:30 PM, then a break and finished at 6 PM. Cross training.
Today I decided, after a late night and one too many Leinie's, to skip the AM yoga and sleep as long as possible. That meant Parsenn had me up at 7. I love that dog. I took him for an easy AM jog then ran my last run before Fox Cities...15 minutes AT MARATHON PACE shakeout. It went well (a bit faster pace than my Marathon Pace, but I couldn't help it!), and now it's GO TIME.
I lost my Heart Rate Monitor for the Garmin, too. I think I took it off, set it on my trunk, then drove away. So...so much for keeping my HR right under 160. It'll be up to my own "Percieved Exertion."
I'm considering running with a water bottle for this event. I've never run a marathon with one, but I always run my training runs with one and am thinking it may be a good idea, so I can create a "steady drip" of Gel and Water. Still debating...
As for tomorrow, sorry to post again and make you feel obligated to once again say "Good Luck!" in the comments. Feel free to pass, and just leave me a comment TWICE as long when I report on my SUB THREE!