Today’s plan; run the overlook trail, 8.5 miles, for the last time before the marathon
Time of day: 7:30 a.m.
Weather: cold and clear
Course: Ridgeland Recreational Trail; rolling hills with some flats
Today was the last long run of the training as my taper is now in full swing. I was very careful with where I placed each step, because I did not want to sprain or strain anything on this long run.
I also took it easy on the speed. Not fast at all. Just long enough to give the legs a workout.
Here are the stats for the 8.58 miles; time on course, 1:23:33 with an avg. pace of 9:45/mile. The fastest mile was 9:20. My heart rate avg. was 146 bpm with a max of 167 during the last few meters. I burned 1083 calories.
The remainder of the week is rest and a couple of short runs just to keep tone. The MS Blues Marathon is now five days away.
The Vagabond Runner