Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tapering Before NYC

I completed my last long run before the NYC Marathon, which was an 18 miler in Central Park. The run went relatively well, although I didn't finish the last couple of miles as strong as I would have liked. However, 2 days later - I feel great, and am ready for a 6 miler this evening. Given the fact that Central Park is MUCH hillier than the actual marathon course, I think I'm in good shape for the NY Marathon.

I plan to run with the New York Flyers this weekend (10/18) - they will be running the last 10 miles of the NY Marathon course - which will be a good distance, as well as a good preview for me. They repeat this run the following weekend (10/25) - I'll either run that or the NYRR Marathon Kickoff 5 mile race.

I still haven't received my athlete assignment for NYC, but was told that this should happen before the expo. If not, I'll just show up at the expo and hopefully get an assignment there. NYC will be my last long run before Phila, which allows for a nice 3 week taper. Hopefully, I'll be able to do something similar to what I've done leading up to NYC so that I can keep momentum through both marathons.

In any case, I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

1 comment:

Ansky said...

I would not do a ten mile run the week before the marathon. You are supposed to be tapering so you feel fresh for race day. I would go with the 5 miler but do not race it. Run it at your marathon goal pace.