People say time passes too quickly when your babies are little. I think the same is true for marathon training. In 11 days, I will be in my corral probably ready to puke (sorry, but true) with all my training completed! Where does time go?
I have started my taper which means I will hardly be running any mileage during the next two weeks. This past week I only ran 36 miles. I am sure I will be filled with lots of extra energy. BUT, my body needs this time to recover from all my running and to renew so I can bring in on 3/3/12!
Week fourteen held my last double digit run...12 miles. Seriously at this point 12 miles seems like nothing and it is still almost two hours of running. It was a very successful run because I ran the last 6 miles four minutes faster than the first 6. This is just how I want to run the marathon...getting stronger with every step!
All my runs were a little tentative this past week because I was trying to recover from my fall. My head is finally better. It is still sore to touch so I don't really do that. My knee hurts when I am finished running, but does not bother me too much when running. The healing process from the gross scrape/cut is still ongoing. It is quite bothersome and I need these last two weeks for it to heal completely!
I have 9 runs left. That is less than two hands....oh my! I feel ready, but I am getting nervous.
I just learned my bib # is 535 and I am in Corral A. I will be in the same corral as the elite runners. That is hilarious on so many levels. I am totally excited for race day to be here!