Here's the plan:
I am only walking when I hit water stops-and eating times-I'll keep them as brief as possible- Eating at 5 miles, 10 miles, three fig newtons and half a power bar each time. I'll drink the power aide at all stations. At mile 18 I will take an E-gel-"Mountain Rush" This will be my secret weapon!! My sweetheart will be giving me some fluids (nuun) at mile 14.5.
Pacing: I must not start too slow! I will try to keep the first two miles within 9:30's.
Miles 3-13 I am looking for relaxed, easy, even pacing around 9:05's
From 13-20-I will see if I can maintain or even increase the pace a little to 9:00's.
From 20 on in I hope I will have the reserves to bust a 10K like never before. I know it will be very, very close to four hours if my plan works.
I have had a busy day. I'm tired. Been going non-stop all day but nothing physical. All in all I feel very good. I told my Sweetheart today that my legs felt like I was walking on air!
Thank you, each one of you, for your encouragement. It means a lot, I appreciate you all.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. If you're racing this week-end, or Monday good luck!!
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