This morning I got up at 4:30 am (yes, 4:30!) to get in my last long run before the Baltimore Marathon. Knocked out 15.4 miles at an 8:07 clip and felt great! I felt the pace was probably an 3/5 effort, so I am HOPING that means I'll be able to hit the 3:30 mark in Baltimore, no problem.... :)
Busy training/racing weekend ahead with the Liberty Hill Rip Roarin' Ride tomorrow and the Silicon Marathon Relays on Sunday morning. I'm planning to ride the 79 mile distance at tomorrow's ride. Hopefully I won't wimp out and do the 65 mile route. I've heard it's hilly and 65 miles is the longest I've ever ridden, so we'll see...
Sunday is one of my favorite races that I have done for the past few years. It's a 5 person relay with distances that add up to a marathon: 12K, 2 10k's and 2 5k's. I'm running the 12K leg for my team. Not too concerned about pace or my time, mostly just looking forward to the camaraderie and hanging out with other runners I haven't seen in awhile! This race is also the kickoff to the Austin Distance Challenge which is one of my favorite things about Austin!!