Friday, April 10, 2009

9 Days, 7 hours, 17 minutes

Not much time left and heavily into my taper... perhaps more than I would like as I have been fighting some sort of sickness all week. I just haven't felt good and as a result skipped a couple of runs. At this point I am not going to sweat it - I figure that the work is in the bank now and it makes more sense to get too much rest and stay healthy as to try and squeak every last bit of training out of myself.

This final stretch before the big "B" is a little strange. I actually found myself getting nervous about a week ago, but that seems to have passed through me and I feel incredibly relaxed about it now. I have some times in mind in terms of how I would like to finish... but I will keep those to myself for now in case I change my mind.

AT&T have the athlete tracker thing this year. If anyone would like to receive an auto-generated email as I pass various parts of the course just drop me a line via email and I will add you to the list: steve.schumph@gmail.com

Outside of that, not much to report. I am looking forward to spending a long weekend talking trash with my competition and then having a good race. I really expect that the atmosphere, as opposed to my run, may be the highlight of the weekend.

2 comments:

Melanie said...

Wow, you're getting close! Hope you keep feeling better and fighting off whatever was trying to keep you down :) Good luck, and let the games begin! You'll do awesome!

Steven Cohen said...

That sounds like a reasonable approach; why fight through the illness and drain your energy for when you'll really need it? Get well really soon!

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