So here we are. It’s finally marathon week. The training is done and now all that’s left to do is truly, ‘trust the training’ and carefully navigate each day this week.
We have been focused and consistent while training for the Long Island Marathon and this is definitely fueling our confidence as we head into race day. Now, as we taper, our focus shifts from logging miles to meticulous nutrition and abundant rest.
We’ve planned each night’s dinner (and even pre-cooked it if necessary) so that we are never caught scrambling for something to eat. Each night we pull on our Zoot compression socks and elevate our legs as we unwind from the day (and honestly, I’m sitting as much as possible during the work day too!)
Training wise, our taper week omits our weekly 6.2 mile Selden Hill Run that we’ve logged for 7 straight weeks, and although we will miss it, we know our legs will thank us. We’ve both been feeling some little tweaks, and whether they are ‘phantom’ injuries or real ones, we need to make sure our legs are as close to 100% as possible on Sunday. All that’s left is light speed work on the treadmill today and a 3 mile easy run on Thursday before letting our training carry us the full 26.2 miles on Sunday.
A lot of time and effort went into training for this marathon, and we fully intend to take every precaution necessary to ensure we perform our best on race day!