Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Wait

The training is over and done with. Nothing left to do but keep the legs loose, stay healthy and wait. The Akron Marathon is a week and a half away. Ran three miles Monday and will run four tonight. Tomorrow is the final track session before the race. Nothing crazy. A couple 400s, a couple 800s. Step up, step down. Stay loose, stay healthy. Maintain.

16 comments:

Morgan said...

Fág an bealach!

Vive l'Viper!!!

Hoo-rah!

Just working on a list of battle cries for you to use when you head out the gate...

You got this Viper!

Jess said...

Sounds like a good plan. The waiting game sucks, but just keep those legs loose!

B.o.B. said...

Gotta love the taper. Stay loosey goosey and you are good to go.

Vanilla said...

Are you tapering your blog posts too? Use the time spent not running to write longer posts, lazy.

I'm aware of the irony in my comment.

X-Country2 said...

Very zen. I like it.

Funnyrunner said...

ugh. I'm so jealous. 6 more weeks for me - 3 of hard training. Good luck!

The Sean said...

alright!! Just make sure you keep a hint of intensity around- small doses:)

nwgdc said...

Ugh I HATE this part. In your free time you can watch me attempt for a sub-3 marathon and likely blow up at mile 17 from the heat. UGH! I hate the wait! Look what it's doing to my confidence!

Sun Runner said...

So. When are you going to start abstaining from booze? Or...are you? ;)

sláinte! hang in there!

Nitmos said...

Do you feel that? There's a weird tugging in your calf muscles.

Hope it's not a tear.

Carolina John said...

stay strong brother. good luck!

Roisin said...

Congrats! Stay healthy and then rock that race.

BrianFlash said...

No taper madness. Good for you! Join the club of sane runners. We actually enjoy the taper because we have more time for other things ;)

Spike said...

sure, most runners would use this time to mentally screw themselves up; but I'm sure you wouldn't do that to yourself...obsessively thinking of every little thing that can go wrong. nope, not you.

happy taper, I'll be there next week.

Laura said...

Last weekend, I tried a new beer the night before the race, and it was SO DELICIOUS. I would attribute it to my success. I can't find it around me, but hopefully since you're closer to the source (St. Louis), you may be able to find it? It's the Boulevard Sixth Glass Quadrupel. http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boulevard-sixth-glass-quadrupel/67257/

Jess said...

I think that plan is missing a key element: beer.