The marathon is four weeks away. In the three weeks since Stroh of Arabia suggested we run it, I've come pretty far. No matter what, it's impossible to be completely prepared with six weeks preparation. I ran 44.5 miles this week, including 19.5 yesterday, putting me right on the training plan. I felt bad at the end of the run, and stale at the beginning from a comparatively high mileage week, but the recovery went well, thanks to a few things. I hydrated and planned out my gels well. This makes a difference. Stretching helped, so too did Endurox, a ribeye steak and several Red Stripe that evening. But I think Vaam is the secret. I definitely recover quicker when I take the stuff. I have no idea why. Looking ahead, this week is key, the last serious training week before a two-week taper. I'll do 45 miles, including 20 on the weekend and hopefully a couple of runs home from work.
4.5 miles, 36:25