Considering I got no sleep on saturday night, and my mind is tremendously overwhelmed this month, my 15 miler sunday morning was pretty good. My pace was 8:34, I would like that to be my marathon pace on May 1st, but no sure if I can maintain that, we will see.
As far as being overwhelmed, I have one more month of school, my last day of classes are May 2nd. My marathon is May 1st, just worried about the work. I am 100% that I will lose my job in month or so, my company got bought out, and I feel I have not been helping out the household. Both my wife and I have been a bit stressed for the last few months.
I am looking forward to running the marathon, but will be thrilled when it’s over, I know I keep saying that. I am going away with the family this weekend, so there will be no running, and this is supposed be my last big week of putting some miles in, it won’t happen.
I am going to run my last 20 miler on thursday though, that will be my last long run before the marathon, that is relieving. As far as tapering I only going to taper for 10 days. I don’t find it necessary to taper longer, since my training has been low mileage.