A new look and an impending taper

I decided to try a new look for my blog. Feel free to comment and let me know if you like the change.

This has been a step down week of running, which means shorter mileage for both the weekly total as well as a shorter long run. Last week’s weekly total was 43 miles and included my first 20 mile run. This week will be 35 miles and the long will be just 12 miles. Next week is the final hard training week before the taper starts for the Chicago Marathon on October 10th.

My confidence remains high for the marathon. My training, while difficult, has me feeling strong and prepared. And, knock on wood, my health has been great. Only minor little aches and pains from ramping up mileage, but nothing that has really affected my training.

My next step is going to be to reach out to my more experienced friends to figure out a game plan for race day. Having never run a full marathon, I know I’ll benefit from their advice.

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