Talking with my coach, he thinks I will be fine fitness-wise, but he does think I will probably run into more muscle fatigue problems towards the end of the race due to the 4 weeks away from actual running. He said to make sure I nail my nutrition and pacing in order to be focused and ready for the tough stretch at the end. He said I may flirt with cramping more than normal, and I think the hills will eventually cause some issues since I haven't really trained for a hilly course. The hope is to be conservative and follow my motto in my Chicago race report : patience and humility. Respect the course, respect the distance, and respect my body. Hopefully it all boils down to an enjoyable experience and another marathon finish.
Today was my last long sufferfest on the elliptical. I opted for a little over 2 hours on the elliptical for my final long workout. In order to motivate me, I watched several videos on YouTube and Runner's World's website about the NYC marathon. It was great motivation to get my butt on the elliptical. The fact I only have one more week before offseason was also a great motivator.
Here is the latest forecast from the Weather Channel. It's going to be chilly. I need to start thinking about what I'm going to wear since I haven't had the chance to run in cold weather in a while.
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