On Saturday, I ran 15 miles. It started out pretty foggy and dark for the first half of the run, but it turned into a pretty beautiful day.
I ate chews at miles 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. I felt pretty good, but I'm pretty sure that was just because of the gorgeous weather we were having and I was pretty distracted watching the sun shine through the trees.
I listened to my audiobook, and now I'm having a crisis - during the actual marathon, do you think I should listen to an audiobook or try and find an energizing playlist? In the past, music has motivated me most of all, but lately ever since I've started listening to my audiobook during long runs, I find that my mind drifts and some of the miles fly by. Do I want that to happen during the marathon, or would I rather be present for my very first marathon? I just don't know!!
I've officially reached tapering - phew! This makes me a little nervous because I just don't feel ready for the full 26.2 quite yet... but I know in my heart I am. I've done all my training runs, I've only rescheduled a few of them, and I've only skipped a couple of NTC workouts. What's next, on my schedule:
Monday: 6 Miles
Tuesday: Beginner NTC
Wednesday: 4 Miles
Thursday: Beginner NTC
Friday: 15 Minute NTC
Saturday: 12 Miles (last long run!!)
Monday: 8 Miles
Tuesday: Intermediate NTC
Saturday: 2 Miles
Ack! I can feel the nerves already!