The last one.
I am in taper mode now.
This morning I headed out for my last long run. Thankfully I had a running buddy this morning to keep me accountable.
I had every intention of running yesterday morning.
I woke up and fueled.
I dressed to head out.
Then I stepped outside. Overcast. A cooler 40*. I was dressed for the weather, but was immediately cold.
I thought that I would give it a little bit and see if it cleared or warmed up any.
Neither happened. So I bagged my run.
But immediately rescheduled it for this morning with hopes of having better weather.
I even managed to rope a friend, who ran a tough half marathon course on Saturday, into running the whole thing with me.
If it wasn’t for said friend, I don’t know that I would have ran again today. It was the same as yesterday. Cool and overcast. Actually pretty perfect running weather.
So we were out the door at 8 am sharp with 16 miles scheduled.
After last weekends iffy 21 miles, I was eager to see how I felt after these 16.
We managed to get 16 done with no major issues. I felt like I could have done another 10 miles if I had to.
Again, my confidence feels on the higher end. Tomorrow may be a different story.
I just have some shorter mild runs this week and next week to keep my legs awake and alive.
We are on the final countdown to THE marathon.