Yesterday was my last long run before the New Jersey Marathon. Which means that, yes, the marathon is less than a week away.
Fortunately, my last long run went well. Even though I was up too late having fun with fab friends on Saturday:
|Me, Bridget, Janis and Monique|
I met Melissa, Suzy and Amanda at the bike path early Sunday morning. Melissa and I planned to run with Suzy and Amanda for a few miles and then take on the remaining miles on our own. It was nice to catch up with Suzy and Amanda and we all ran together for about 3 miles. Then Melissa and I turned around and ran the remaining 10 miles together.
I wore the shorts, socks and shoes that I plan to wear for the marathon and they all worked out well. I also made the final decision to carry my handheld water bottle for the marathon -- I know there will be plenty of water stops but I want to be able to take a sip of water whenever I need it.
We took our run nice and easy and it felt so good! We covered our 13 miles in just over 2:04, a 9:33 pace.
Last long run . . . done!
Now, I am resting, hydrating and trying my best to keep the sickies at bay. Yup, that means drinking a lot of this:
Oh, and, yeah. I'm feeling a little nervous already! That's normal . . . right? Please tell me it is!
Have a great week, everyone!