Marathon is 4 Weeks Away…
I did not have a good last two weeks since I set this goal. Most of it was the record heat still (we are still in the 90s here… how stupid is that?) And I am not going to a gym.
First week I planned to do 49 miles, did just under 40. This week I am about the same pace, but running a live 5K tomorrow evening, the first live run since this pandemic started. So that should be fun.
Next week I ramp up the milage and the running, see how that goes.
So my goal is still the same. Get to the race, start the thing, and finish the thing.
Right now I should be fine for the first 20 miles or so. I should be able to hit around a 12 minute mile pace for most of that, if not a little better. (My 5k pace is under ten minutes per mile and that is with walking.) Hitting a wall won’t be a problem, I know how to avoid that, but legs and feet will be the problem for the last six miles. So the last six miles will be a very moderate walk with some attempts at running.
But even with the slower ramp-up the last two weeks, I still think I will be fine. But only four weeks to the run and I will spend most of the days ahead of the run doing nothing but resting and stretching.
Again, the goal is to start and to finish. Nothing more. That’s enough pressure at this point.