Thursday, February 16, 2012

MB preview

Work has been totally nuts the last few days.  Like 14 hour days this week.  Luckily, tomorrow I'm knocking off around noon to head to Myrtle Beach and run the marathon. You know you're having a rough week when the shortest task is running a marathon.  Especially one that you're barely prepared for.

I've been enjoying the taper this week, getting my yoga done and some strength training.  I did have a nice time on the stationary bike on monday, and got in a good treadmill run on tuesday.  But since the Charleston marathon there really hasn't been that much activity.  First I had that foot problem that required 10 days off.  And there was only about 4 weeks in between marathons here.  So with 2 weeks to recover and 2 weeks to taper, it doesn't leave much time for a build.  Still, the longest run I've had since Charleston has been 5 miles. That can't be good.

My plan is to enjoy the weekend.  We're going to go down there, visit with friends, run long, and have a good time.  I'm going to start out somewhere around an 8:30 or 9:00 pace, and then try and pick it up a bit in the second half if there is anything left. No official time goals, just finish, don't die, and don't get injured.   It's supposed to be nice weather down there, so just enjoy the beach and visit with friends.  If you're down there, we're having a meetup at Mellow Mushroom saturday night at 6 pm.  Come say hi!
Last year before the start of the MB half.  Great race!


Last year we had a blast. Set a nice PR in the half, broke 2 hours for the first time, and had a great weekend overall.  I think Kelley is sharing my goals as well.  Finish, don't die, don't get injured.  She also hasn't been long since Charleston. 

Good luck if you're racing this weekend too!

10 comments:

Wes said...

have fun, bro! marathon will be a different kind of tired!

Hugh Jass said...

Good luck! You're well on your to Maniac status!

Katie said...

good luck!

sarah said...

Have fun and don't die!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear how this race goes!! Enjoy the weekend!

Diana said...

Good luck and have a great time!

Jess Milcetich said...

Good luck this weekend. I hope you have a great time!

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds like a great weekend coming up! I like the plan of having fun, not getting injured and just enjoying the time with friends, oh and a little marathon to boot!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Good luck this weekend! Have fun!

Colleen said...

I'm totally behind on blogs and I know how you did, but can't wait to hear all about it! :)