As far as this past week, training was pretty minimal. I did some elliptical early in the week, ran 6 miles on Wednesday, and went for my last semi-long run this weekend. I had originally planned to run 12 miles this weekend, but the knee wasn't happy so I didn't push it and called it quits after 8ish miles. I could have logged the full 12, but my thinking was that it wasn't doing me any good to try to cram in a few more miles this weekend. It's time to get healthier, rest up, and hopefully have a good race next Sunday. The knee is not 100%, but it hasn't been 100% in nearly 2 months. My hope is that it cooperates on Sunday and I can run the race I want. I don't want to be forced to grind through 26.2 miles, but I will if I have to. There is one thing that I have learned about myself over the last 28 years : mentally I am strong. If I put my mind to it, it's going to happen. Mind over matter.
For those of you interested in tracking my progress on race day, here is the link:
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Runner Tracking
Bryan Sloan ; Bib #7773
Goals will be revealed later this week after I see how the week progresses. There will be lots of foam rolling, icing, stretching, and carbs. Oh how I love endurance sports. It makes me feel alive.
Here is the latest weather forecast. I pulled from The Weather Channel today. Turning milder. Shaping up to be a great day on the course: