On Sunday, I completed the longest training run of my marathon preparation. At 22 miles, it was a pretty meaty run and I did in two hours and forty minutes.

I’ll have to run a bit faster than that to hit my target of a sub-three hour marathon.

I felt okay at the end of the tun but in the days that followed my legs felt like they were coming apart at the joints and ligaments.

I’m now fully into the taper. My longest run will be 12 miles between now and the marathon. I’m relishing the break, the chance to recover both physically and mentally.

Meanwhile my concern turns to race day, the travel to Quebec City, the pre-race prep… and running the 26.2 miles at the necessary pace.


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