Sorry to keep giving you countdown status. But we’ve been making our reservations and dining arrangements for Disney Marathon weekend. I have felt re-energized. Don’t know if it is the weather, finally getting over the move, or what, but this has been my strongest week of running since the early summer. Friday was a great tempo run. Today we got hit by the remnants of Fay in the morning. Lots of heavy rain, so I slept in. Over the last few weeks, I’d have blown off the run altogether, but Disney is getting closer. I went out this afternoon and did a solid 7 miles. Had to slow the pace a couple of times, to keep my HR under 80% which is essential to building an endurance base. In mile 7, I really booked it and ran close to 10:15 pace. I felt great to have that kick so late in a long run.
Here is a link to the course map. Looking at it has me excited about the run, which, in turn, motivates me to make my workouts. I don’t want to let my family down.