Less than 2 weeks left till the big day! Yay! Its taper time, but I haven't felt like I have been runningall that much where I have to taper a lot.
This week I am following the plan and follwing the times, to see if I can do it. Monday I ran 4 miles with a 9:18 pace or so. I was supossed to keep a 9:30 pace, but I was under so I am happy. Today, Wednesday, I am supossed to run 6 miles with a 10 min pace. So later this evening I will be running that.
The plan after that is a run on Thursday and then a 10 miler on Saturday. Saturdays run is 10 miles at a 10:45 pace. Thats will be the challenge, but for myself I will be attempting to stay under that pace.
Here's the thing. I have been wondering what pace I am going to try and race at. I haven't really been running the long runs with the intent of finishing at a certain time. I have just be running them to finish and I have finished almost all of them. I would have liked to get another 20 miler in but its too lat now.
I took a look at my past Garmin runs and when I went to Florida and ran with the group I ran a 3:23 for 18 miles. Here for 20 I ran a 4:10. Thats a big difference for 2 miles!! So whats the prob? Maybe since I am running alone I don't have that motivational pace like I had with the group. Maybe the hills here tire me out more. Hard to say??? Ido know that I need to figure out my pace and quick that way I have more of a definite goal.
Speaking of goals....My ultimate goal is to finish under 5 hours. Next to that anywhere under 4:45 would be great! Not sure what the outcome will be. I do know that I can't start out to fast or I will fail, but at the same time I want to give it all I got so that at the end I don't say " I could have run a little faster". I do that to myself a lot.
Anyways, I am starting my list of things to do and pack that way when the week goes by and next week comes I won't be rushing around to much.
I will try and update tonight or tomorrow after my run.