I do NOT like seeing that I may be facing 23MPH winds from the WEST... as half of my run is heading West. It is amazing how the wind can break you down. I thought that this only happened on the bike but it happens on the run as well. For some reason I can't focus with the wind blowing straight at me and I begin to find excuses as to why I should stop running. Once I get to that point my mind just comes up with anything that will get me to stop... and unfortunately more often than not I stop...So as part of my training tomorrow I will be working on controlling the head games and just trying to string together a nice run.
I am very much enjoying the fact that this is my last long run ahead of the marathon on March 22nd. By now, I am just hoping to improve on last year's time. The dream to make it to Boston seems to be out of my league at the moment... attempting to keep a 7:15 Mile pace will be a monumental task I am not sure I will be able to tackle. Believe me, I will give it my best shot but I don't think I have what it takes at this point to get it done... I am planning on hurting on the 22nd no question about that. The thing is, will it be enough to make it a qualifying time.
As I taper, starting tomorrow late afternoon, I hope to have enough power built in my legs to get the job done.
Stay tuned to see what happens...
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster