We Garmin’d the route so we could get the exact elevation loss and gain for each half-mile split. This will help us create race-pace for each mile, create nutrition-intake and create an overall plan to qualify for Boston. Although my chances of qualifying are not very good, I will plan meticulously and give it everything I have. If I have the perfect race with no mishaps and am able to execute the plan, I will have a chance. With less than 2 weeks to go, I already have butterflies!
Today is the last day of my rest week. I was to swim for 1,000 and run for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, MMR is closed on Sundays; hence I just ran for 30 minutes. It was nice and warm in the afternoon with a touch of humidity. It actually felt good to be hot as I ran an easy level 1-2 downhill run for about 4 miles.