Me and the Pups
It is funny because usually when I taper I am itching to get out and run every chance that allows but no, not this time. In fact I wouldn't mind skipping this run all together but I won't.
I will be honest, I was excited about this race for about a week and it quickly faded to a less enthusiastic feeling. I have trained hard but my last 20 miler was brutal, in fact about a week ago all my runs were slowing down and were painful so I finally bought new shoes which I think is helping but has made me second guess if I can really run a 3:40 or less marathon.
I am supposed to be on the Staten Island ferry at 5:45 AM and I don't start running till 10:10 AM. Not looking forward to that.
But to prep I have been eating tons and tons of chia seeds. Even made THESE chia seed cookies that are more like a granola bar. Probably because I substituted one stick of butter for apple sauce. I have also been eating lots of oatmeal and squash. And today I am going to buy Chia Seed Charger almond butter that I read about on Carrots 'N' Cake.
So what do you think, run in the rain today or save it for tomorrow and pray it doesn't snow 4"?
Is everyone who is running NYC feel ready?