I can’t even begin to believe that this is the last big mileage week before Boston. How did I get here already? It really feels like I just returned to running, although it has been four months now. It’s surreal that I have just about made it through an entire marathon training cycle.
Friday we all found out that numbers and corral/wave assignments were posted, though, so it looks like this thing is really happening, and happening soon.
Training hasn’t been perfect, it hasn’t been typical, and it hasn’t been without its hiccups. But over the last few weeks, I feel like it has finally fallen into place. I’ve done some speed work, I’ve managed a couple of 55ish mile weeks, and my body is feeling good. I’m recovering from each long run amazingly fast. A decent race feels within reach.
I’m getting SO excited, I have to say. This race represents a victory just by the fact that I will there. Period. Add in the fact that I will be going up with so many friends, and it’s a recipe for a fantastic couple of days.
I’m plunging into this week anticipating running between 55 and 58 miles. Tuesday will include some tempo work and Saturday will be my last 22-miler. I am usually so happy to see the end of a training period and always look forward to the taper. I don’t have that sense at all this time–I have enjoyed these past few months of running perhaps more than ever before. I hate for it all to end. Of course, that’s what keeps us all coming back, over and over again, isn’t it?
Who else headed to Boston is getting excited?