Here is where I need some encouragement. I know that I should have gotten in my long mileage weekend in before now, but I am out of time. I have a 15 miler, a 13 miler and lots of 10+ in this summer. I am faster mile/minute and I have all of my gear figured out (the new shoes are only for walking until after the marathon). My worry is that the longest that I have run since the last marathon is 15miles. I am worried that I didn't get enough long miles in and I'm worried that if I try to do it the weekend before that I will do more damage that it's worth.
Right now my goal is to start running during the week this week. Get 8 miles in on Sunday and next week, during the week get in 15 miles (3 x 5miles). The weekend before Portland, run easy, but get in 10 or so miles. Taper during the week before Portland (which is pretty much what my body just forced me to do).
So as of now, that is my plan. I will take my nyquil now and go to bed - a good 10 hours should help, right?!
Thanks for listening to me rant!
Oh yeah, I'll weigh-in on Wednesday (I need to keep my head up though, I haven't ran in a week and I'm sure the scale will know that).
Here is a photo of my niece Haylee at her big brother's third b-day party.
And here is a photo of Darby learning what a swimming pool is, she still isn't quit sure of it - but watching her run and think she could walk on water was VERY entertaining!