It looks like this cold thing is *finally* moving in the right direction. I'm still taking it easy pace wise, but I was able to add two more miles yesterday. I only had two snot stops and no coughing fits, so I'm feeling a little less anxious.
Why the anxiety?
Yup. 23 days left. My last experience with Mr. Marathon was not all that great. In retrospect, I was *grossly* under trained. Ever since then, I have been focused on building my fitness. Putting in lots of miles at an easy pace. There's no "natural talent" that I can draw on here folks!
With that in mind, I've been concerned about training. The last three weeks have not gone per plan. I've had to blow off a couple 50 mile weeks. That doesn't help. But now I've got to be real careful. I'm feeling better. I've got three weeks until marathon day. The last thing I need right now is a setback. So, as much as I want to hit a 20 plus miler this weekend, I think that discretion is the better part of valor. Many of you have made the case. And I think it's time for me to heed the advice of those with far more experience than me. You have even been there and done that. It's taken me 52 years, but it's about time I recognize that I don't know everything about everything....