4 days to go!

In four days we are running for this bad boy...
Last week we both had our pre-race calls with our coach, and this time my biggest concern was discussing my diet.  I have not run a marathon since I started eating appropriately for my training level, and I want to make sure that I continue the trend during race week.

-Increase carb intake to 80%ish starting TODAY.
-Avoid high fiber Friday/Saturday.

I found two Chipotles by our hotel, so I plan to eat chicken bowls pretty much for every meal.  I'm packing a giant bag of bagels for the plane, and snacks for the hotel room.  (More bagels?? lol)
My last longer run on Saturday. ^^

The weatherrrrrrrr is going to be perfect!  Plan a race without a big goal, and you will get the best weather.

As far as goals, I plan to go out at a slow 9:xx pace (uphill), and then I hope to bring my average pace just under 9:xx to a PR.  My bigger goal, however, is to see everything around me, rather than hold myself to that PR.  It's NEW YORK CITY! 

This is my PR:
Meanwhile, we're not headed out until Friday because we can't miss Halloween with the boys!
^^Just woke up.

T-2 days until Ben and I head off to an epic race-cation!  And I am so excited!  Although as we get closer I start to dread missing my boys, but it will be a great time with Ben!

15 Days...

Two weeks to go until we head to NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!

CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!

Last week I ran my peak long run at 18.60 miles (2:45:00 in zone 2).  I am feeling pretty good!  My legs are tired, and they were super tired for almost all the long run, but I suppose that is "peaking."  We are starting a gradual taper now, to freshen our legs up.
The New York City Marathon runs (pun intended ;) through the five boroughs: 
Staten Island
Brooklyn
Queens
Manhattan
The Bronx

We start literally at the bridge from Staten Island (straight uphill!), and we finish in Central Park!!! 
Here is the course map:
And the elevation:
This upcoming weekend I have 2:00:00 of zone 2 w/a fast finish, then it's on to single digit running until race day. 

Ben has begun a full taper because his Achilles/ankles were starting to threaten after he's been logging 200 mile months.

18 Miler Eve - 3 Weeks to NYC!

THREE WEEKS!  23 days!  

Super Awesome September

In the month of September we had a lot of birthday celebrations!:  mine, the boys', my mom's, and even my sister in-law all had birthdays.  We had a combined party for the boys, and the theme for the third year in a row was dinosaurs.  Rawr.