May 4, 2007
The 1/2-marathon that was postponed 3 weeks ago has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning. I'm going to hit it hard because this weekend is essentially the end of my marathon training followed by a 2 week taper/rest period before Cleveland. I can't believe how fast time has passed. It seems like yesterday I was obsessing on this blog about the potential of peaking too early or burning out. Three days ago I ran my final set of Yasso 800's, which went very well. 8x800 m, all done at 2:48 or less (2:30 rest intervals). If the conditions on May 20 are good, I may shoot to run in the low to mid 2:50's and see what happens. I feel I've trained very hard and consistent since mid-February and I may as well shoot for the stars on race day. I'm flirting with the idea of carrying my ipod with me in case I need a kick in the rear at the end. A small dose of White Zombie's "Welcome to Planet Mother Fu#*er" or Korn's "Divine" would do it.