Today’s taper tempo (2 mile warm-up, 3 miles at 8:20 pace, 2 mile cool down) is my last speed workout prior to the Wineglass Marathon. Being 5 days out, doing this workout today gives me enough time to fully recover. My tempo times are: 8:01, 8:19, and 7:45.
Along with the tempo runs, I practiced my pacing. It is a key element of my marathon strategy to maintain a consistent race pace and running efficiency. Although not perfect, I feel I have a good handle on my pacing. My ideal race pace is 8 minute mile.
Weather is getting cool. Based on last year’s experience, Corning, New York would be even cooler. I am keeping an eye on the weather forecast as we get closer to the weekend. In any events, I plan to bring gloves, long sleeve, and pants just in case.
5 days to race day.