Friday, September 26, 2008

Week 17 - T minus 1 week

This was an easy week as part of the taper leading up to the race. The long run today was an easy 8 miles. I tried to keep the intensity up this week, at or near race pace. I'm finding, though, that when I'm running outside, without the treadmill to dictate my pace, that my "natural" pace is faster than what I'm going to want to run the marathon at. I think I'm going to follow one of the pace bunnies to help set my pace during the race.

With one week to go, the runs will be short with the longest one being 4 miles. It's all about resting and carbo-loading. You want to ensure that your muscles are stocked with fuel efficient glycogen.

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