Thursday, October 29, 2009

Notes and Taper oddities

Yesterday I just took a walk? Last night I felt like a race horse in the starting gate! So much energy! This morning the same thing...gads and gobs of energy. So off I went for a run. "Now it's important to not kill yourself, Mark" I thought. Just cruise. So a little four miler in 9:25's with one mile at 8:57. This was on W south so hilly it was.
Taper oddities? Why would my left quad be tight and sore? Crazy? The mind games! One minute I doubt myself the next I believe in myself.
I've pretty much worked out my talk for the Sunday morning runners worship service. I'll post the idea of it tomorrow for those interested. Today I'm loaded with errands, meetings, and going over the course to plan on where to have my Sweetie meet me for refueling.
Today's little four miler was a confidence builder. Seeing that I know breaking four hours will require guts, confidence is good! Peace!

10 comments:

Meg Runs said...

I love that feeling of energy unexpended, just waiting for the inevitable!

Chris said...

You've got me pumped up, Mark. I hope the weather is ideal for you on race day.

Jamie said...

You are in full taper mode :) take it easy on those runs and save the energy for this weekend!

Marlene said...

Ahhh, taper!! Good luck with the last minute arrangements. Just a couple days now! :)

Terri said...

Can't wait to read what you plan to talk about on race day. I love the spirtual analogy of running. blessings on race day.

Beth said...

Yeah for confidence! You are pumped and ready to go. Keeping my fingers crossed for good weather for you.

Coachhrd said...

You will do it!

amyreinink said...

Guts! That's what you're building up in training, my friend! Keep up the good work — your goal is in sight now!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Sounds to me like you're ready, both mentally and physically. I'm praying that God's Word would not return void on Sunday.

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Now your legs just need to remember that speedy pace you ran today. They will!

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