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Three Weeks Until my Last Race of 2009

With only 3 weeks left until the Florida Marathon I am feeling pretty good physically and mentally.  I have to admit that signing up for a December marathon seemed like a better idea back in September when the weather was still good for training.  With the constant rain of the past few weeks, getting out for a run has not been so enjoyable.  Even though I do OK in the dry heat, I am starting to have some concerns about the potential of humid heat in Clearmont, FL. 

My training plan had me run my longest run last weekend (4 weeks from the race).  I felt good for 26kms of my 36km run.  The last 10kms were tough.  I met up with The SAA members at the Sea Island Starbucks after 26kms.  I made the mistake of stopping for a 'quick' chat then started my final 10kms.  Getting going again in the cold and rain was not so easy.  I did slug it out and finished happy and without any injury.  I certainly felt the run in my legs but nothing to be concerned about. 

I also have to mention that all this running has been hard on my legs and feet.  I am used to having sore legs after a run but the sore feet is a new thing.  Maybe it is time for a new pair of Newtons?  My feet simply feel fatigued all the time.

Of course, if my race is only 3 weeks way, that means that my Florida trip is only 2 weeks away!  In addition to my race, there will be plenty of rest, relaxation, shopping and DisneyWorld fun!  Not a bad way to spend the holidays I think. 

Happy training


Anonymous said…
All the very best for your Marathon Erin not long now. Enjoy your holiday. Take Care Regards Trea
sneakersister said…
Good luck with the taper. I can't wait to see how this goes, Erin. You are going to do great. This has definitely been your year!

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