Friday, September 04, 2009
The last run is in the books. I got up again this morning to do my final run before the marathon as plotted out by Bart Yasso. I ran 13 miles this week which I believe is the most I've ever run in the week of a marathon. I feel confident about running that mileage for a couple of reason. One, because so far everything else has gone smoothly following the Yasso plan. Hills, mile repeats, marathon pace runs and long runs pretty much went off just like he wrote them in the plan. Secondly, the Heart of America Marathon is on Monday, technically putting it into next week and giving me an extra day of rest between the last run and the race.
Joe assures me that there is little chance of lightning in the morning in the Midwest. In the mean time the forecast has taken a turn for the better, now calling for 30% chance of "few showers". Sounds good to me. I've packed by baseball cap just in case.
Digging around the Internet for photos of Easley Hill, the big one all the race write ups mention, I came upon the photo at the top of this post. It is the Old Easley Cemetery. I'm planning on running right past that particular attraction.
I'm off to St. Louis in the morning. I hope to be back with a race report on Tuesday. Until then, enjoy you're long weekend and the unofficial end of summer.