Monday, October 7, 2013

T Minus Six Days

Friday, I ran 5 miles with 6 x 100 strides.  Yesterday,  I ran an easy 12 miles at 1:30pm.  It was cool and overcast with some misting.  I started with my local 8 mile loop followed by my 4 mile loop.  My quadriceps were sore from walking around Manhattan Friday night in heels.  My daily shoe wear alternates between sneakers, flip flops, or Timberlands, depending on the season.  On the rare occasion I wear heels, it throws my body off completely.  The soreness negatively affected my form toward the end.  That, plus the fact that I was wearing my Adidas Supernova Glides which have well over 1,000 miles on them.  I love them and they have served me well in the past, but their time to shine is over.  Parting with a good pair of sneakers is such sweet sorrow.

I may modify my schedule this last week if my quadriceps and/or toes are not totally recovered.  My training is done.  I cannot add or detract from it at this point in the game.  Showing up on race day injury free is now more important than anything else.

T minus six days.  Cue the flashing red lights and blaring emergency horn.  The "Alien" movie franchise left an indelible mark on my psyche growing up.  Am I being a little dramatic?

What is more frightening?  
An alien invasion or running 26.2 miles?  
Hard to say.


  1. Wow. That is hard to say! If Sigourney Weaver was around, though, I would be less afraid of the invasion.
    I do wish you good form, strong lungs and injury free limbs. Knock it out of the park, lady!!

    1. I loved her in those movies. She was one tough cookie. I'm just a cookie :)