This has been quite the experience for me. With the run being my weakness (well, the weakest weakness) I have improved but to what degree I don't yet know. Even now in the last part of the taper I feel heavy, more than I would like to at this point of the game. But it is too late now to make adjustments, so I am going in with a plan and one simple goal - successfully cross the finish line and be proud doing so.
I am usually hard on myself for pretty much everything, and I am sure that this run will be no different. I need to remember though where I was before I took this on. I have since run successfully to 29km on trails, have run the half marathon distance countless times with no issues or pain, and have worked a lot on base intensity (something I rarely do). And now I am in the position of doing a marathon. All it takes is one look at the marathon route to appreciate just what a marathon is.
Still a few days out and I am already wondering what is next. My good buddy Scott is back doing his first race in 5yrs on Canada Day so I am definitely doing that. The Smiths Falls tri is in June and I always like that one for some reason - we'll see if that gets in this year. Much the same for the half iron in July - need to get a good race out of that one still. Beyond that I am not sure, but I certainly have my choice of a tonne of other events here in Ottawa.
But most definitely I am riding my Felt...and just riding in general. The marathon plan has little room for riding, and I am missing my bikes dearly! Bring on the sun!