Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10/18/2016 Today's 7 miler change with tomorrow's final long run

Today, I decided to change my final long run before the marathon with tomorrow's 7 miler.  I am still beat up from the weekend and building the Great Wall of Wyckoff Ave.  I'm actually more sore today than I was yesterday.  I was hoping yesterday's 6 miler would shake out the soreness and the lactic acid, etc.  However, not so much.  When I got about 5 miles in today, I knew a switch made sense.  I want my last long run to be positive.  

It doesn't have to be record breaking, but the long run can have a psychological effect on you.  I want the positive feel of banging out a good 18 miles at race pace heading into my final 2 weeks of prep and taper.  Today, I capped it off at 7 miles at about 56 minutes.  It was a solid 8:00/mile pace.  I am looking to pace the marathon at 8:30/mile, give or take, depending on GoPro shooting time :)

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