Posted: 30/03/2011 at 16:08
Hi all - well into the taper now. It feels strange having extra rest days - I get to finally do some housework and my husband will get fed again!! Can't believe its just around the corner now. My training went well overall but I also had a couple of horrendous mid-length runs where I felt my race target was way too challenging and I should take it back 10mins.. Then my final 34km went so well, (2hr59) comfortable at just 15 secs per km slower than race pace and loads of energy left - I think I might attempt my initial challenging target of 3.30 and see how it goes - IF conditions are favourable. If its windy then I'm done for. I'll run in anything but wind! It knocks me over!
Knees creaking, soooo tired, feeling odd at not going out to run every day - it's hard to wind down - topping up on loads of iron rich food, vit C and carbs. I just love at this point knowing that I am now fit enough and strong enough to complete a MARATHON!. (all going well!!)
Good luck to you all - I hope everyone's time dreams come true.