Running so fast I’m BLURRY!
Today was my last weekend long run before the BIG one. I decided to go back to my old route, the one that I did over and over when I first started running a year ago – from my apartment to the uptown Fairway Marketplace (125th Street) and back. Great run by the river. A nice mix of flat surface and hills. My favorite. When I was running with Elliot in the NYC Marathon two weeks ago, we entered Central Park on 90th street from 5th avenue and I kept telling him that from here it’s a piece of cake. This was our home route that WE trained on nearly every weekend. The Fairway run is my home route.
I started the run late this morning. While waiting for the elevator I bumped into a neighbor who asked about Philly. I looked at my watch (it was 10:15 AM) and said to him – “well, by this time next week… I should be done!” Crazy!
In addition to the daily movie, I watched the 2008 Olympic Team Trials video online today. This race (top 3 finishers qualified for the Olympics in Beijing) took place in Central Park on the Saturday before the Marathon. JC those guys run fast!!! 2-3 minutes per mile faster than what I want to run. My pace is a light jog for them! And how loony is it that I just watched a 2 hour video of people running in circles??? (It wasn’t all in one sitting… and there was commentary… I swear!!)
I’m going to start packing early this week once I get my lists set. Also going to start eating up a storm – need to store up for 26.2 miles! Still a lot to get done!
“In this life, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody but yourself”