This will be my last post before the Salt Lake City Marathon unless I can get a hold of a laptop to take with me.
This morning I ran a steady 3 mile run. I am still having some nagging pain in my R ankle but it seems to work it's way out with stretching and running. I have know idea where that came from. Otherwise my legs feel fresh and I am feeling good overall. I ran a little faster than scheduled this morning, about an 8:15 pace, but screw it. When you feel good it's hard to hold back.
I am going to concentrate on my diet today and tomorrow. Starting to Carb Load with rice and pasta but keeping the calories down. I will be trying to hydrate well in preparation for a warm run on Saturday. Everything needs to come together perfect to have a great race. One lapse in judgement could make for a lousy run. The weather is something that can't be controlled but everything that I do, eat, or feel is very important and can be modified. Here are my rules --
Rule#1 - Don't try anything new during race week.
Rule#2 - Get as much sleep prior to the night before, because you won't sleep on that night.
Rule#3 - Eat at least 300-400 calories 3 hours prior to the marathon.
Rule#4 - Be prepared for anything, go through the equipment list 2-3 times.
Rule#5 - Get to the start line early, avoid the crowds.
Rule#6 - Find a quiet spot and stretch, relax, calm down.
Rule#7 - When the gun goes off - pace,pace,pace. Don't go out faster than you trained for.
Rule#8 - Have fun, smile and thank all the volunteers.
If I get the chance to post after the marathon I will let you know how I did and how the marathon was. Remember - everyday you should do something, anything - to improve yourself physically and mentally. Yee Ha!