I’m going to be optimistic and say last because I do think by next week this sad little pile of squishy snow will be gone.
Which pile do I mean?
Well, this winter we had drifts from the Northwest like I have never seen. Heaps of snow piled up in many places, but one particular spruce tree in our yard really took the brunt.
Here’s a brief chronology:
Today the sky poured rain intermittently, and it looks to continue tonight. I think when morning comes our snow pile might be toast.
Rain or shine, our geese and ducks have happily taken over the yard again. It was a long winter for them too!
It seems strange that this marathon cycle is nearly over. So many times I wished race day would hurry up, but now I’m almost wanting a few more weeks to train and plan. Ready or not, May 10th is race day. I had a solid week with most of my body feeling back in order. I kept the beginning of the week easy, and recovery from last week’s half was fine. This leads me to hope and believe my legs have more to give.
Marathon Training April 21 – 27
Monday – off
Tuesday – 3.55 miles in 32:10, fartlek
Wednesday – 5.4 miles in 50:00 with 3 x 1 mile @ 8:57
Thursday – off
Friday – 2.25 miles in 19:30, ran it like I felt it
Saturday 15.11 miles in 2:18:43 with last 6 marathon pace (8:52 avg)
Sunday – off
Total – 26.3 miles