My last long run before the taper will take place this coming Sunday (Dec 21). I plan to use this run as a full dress rehearsal: from clothes to gels to shoes, from timing to wake-up time to start-time, etc. Weather permitting, I will wear what I plan to wear at Disney (if it is at all possible to predict what the weather will do).
I skipped today’s 5 mile run, to give myself 2 days rest, just like I have planned for the marathon. I plan on going shopping for a few hours on Saturday to mimic what I will do at Disney–as I plan to join the family in the Disney Parks for half a day on Saturday then head back to the hotel. I am excited about the next few weeks. The nagging injuries I have suffered over the past few months have disappeared, my shoes are breaking in nice. [By the way, I took the insole from my Beasts and put it in my Mizuno Renegades. Brooks has a superior insole, while the Mizunos feel better on my feet during long runs. The result = nice! Feels much better.]
I’ll have a full report after the Sunday run.
I have signed up for a free phone-in line (the number is listed on the right hand column) and plan to call in along the marathon route as a way of recording parts of the race for the podcast. I also can call “twitterphone” to give updates on twitter.
I hope you are all having a great Holiday season. I wish it would snow here in Alabama. Some of my friends in the northwest and northeast, as well as the midwest, have had more snow than they want, I am afraid. Send a few inches my way, if you please.