Next week at this time I will be running the White Rock marathon for the 7th time. I I've had a good week of running with runs of 4.6, 8, 7.7, 6.5 and today ran a nice easy 4.5. I'm feeling good with my running right now, but haven't gotten the long runs in that I probably need to make this a great run but I'm hoping my experience and by making one really smart decision I can make it a good one.
I usually run the 1st half way too fast and really suffer during the last 6-8 miles. This year my goal is to run an even split or even a negative split if I have anything left in the tank the last 4-5 miles. I'm not sure if it will work out or not since my longest runs have been in the 15-17 miles range, but I guess I'll find out on race day.
Right now the weather is looking a little warm with a low of 47 and a high in the 60s, but that could easily change by race day. The course has changed this year again, but this time it's a major change as they have moved the start/finish out of downtown to Fair Park, so it should be interesting to see how the course looks this year. Looking forward to seeing some of my running buddies as well, it seems like I see most of these people only at races but it's still nice to have a small chat and see how they are doing.
Well this will be a really nice and easy week with 2-3 runs of 4 miles and then it will be race day. Nothing better than race day to a runner.