Today marked our final Saturday practice of run training.
An easy 6ish miles/hour of running just to log a few miles.
We met at REI and ran the trail I've ran a few times during this training. The first 3 miles felt a little sluggish - knees fairly tight, feeling a slight cough I've developed over the last few days (lovely), and the heaviness from the Cheesecake Factory I had last night.
After trudging just under 3 miles, we turned around and headed back. This felt great. My knees started loosening up and I felt stronger as the run went on. Super exciting heading into the week before the race.
For me not being a social runner, I really enjoyed today. I ran most of it with coach Chris, and we just spent the miles chatting about race day, the excitement of running a marathon, the battles of training, and about our families. It was nice to have the company and a great way to spend the miles.
I am pretty excited about the way the run went. I'm a little achy now, but optimistic headed into the race.