Well, that was a lengthy blogging hiatus, but I had a week-long vacation with the family and it's taken me most of this week to catch up with work at the law practice. Despite all of that, I'm happy to report that I've managed to maintain a pretty high training level for the past two weeks. I logged over 90 miles during the vacation and I'll probably end up with about 85 for this week.
My only regret is the lack of speedwork over the past two weeks. The problem is that our vacation was a road trip which included stops at Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. So, although I logged 12 or 13 miles every day it was done at a slow, site-seeing pace. It's hard to get fired up for intervals when you're running by all the historic monuments in DC and all the other great sites at our other stops. I did make a feeble attempt at doing "Reflecting Pool Repeats" between the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial, but my heart just wasn't in it.
Anyway, I ran my last workout this morning before the big race tomorrow. I did a "short" 10.3-miler at 7:06 pace, which was a little quicker than intended. But I have to say that the training for this race has been pretty solid and I'm really looking forward to competing tomorrow. The start time is 10am, which is a good 6.5 hours later than my usual workout time, so that may be an issue. Otherwise, I'm feeling pretty confident, which is usually a harbinger of a sub-par race. But we'll see what happens!
Grand total of 475 miles of CHM training (that's a confidence-booster when the race is only 13.1!) and zero training days left!