T Minus 4 Days and Counting

This is the last week of taper before the NJ Marathon. I have been battling some kind of ITBS thing over the last couple of weeks, which forced me to cut my last 20 mile run short, but am hoping that a couple days of rest this week will go a long way in healing it (gulp). It has caused me to shuffle my A, B, and C goals a little bit, though, with the C goal now being limping across the finish line with a smile if the leg acts up. My A goal remains the same however.

This past Sunday I took my kids to 7 Presidents park in Long Branch to hit the beach. This is also where I plan to park on marathon morning, so it was good to get out there and get a little positive mojo going. Surprisingly, it was 90 degrees inland on Sunday but I still froze my butt off on the beach. Not sure what that means as far as weather this weekend – I am guessing it will be somewhere between 35 degrees with wind gusts to 90 degrees with 95% humidity. Yet another mitigating factor for anyone who is chasing a goal.

I know there will be some other running bloggers out there on Sunday (JoyRun, Flyers26, ShoreTurtle and BommaMomma just to name a few), as well as a slew of non blogging running friends (what, some people don’t blog?). Hopefully I will see some of you guys. Good luck to anyone racing this weekend!

7 Presidents Beach, Long Branch

DD being a drama queen on the beach

The “other” training in Progman’s house

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7 Responses to T Minus 4 Days and Counting

  1. Denise says:

    Good luck this wknd w/ NJM! You’ll do great. I hope the IT holds up ok. Lots of ice this week!!

    When I’m donw with Broad street and celebrating w/ a beer, I’ll think of all of you still running!

  2. joyRuN says:

    Why does that red line on the map encompass so much area? Are we really running that much??


    See you this weekend 🙂

  3. Good luck this weekend!! May the weather be gorgeous and comfortable and your IT band be absolutely silent. Have a fantastic race!

  4. Michelle says:

    Good luck Mr!!!

  5. Ted says:

    I will be there to cheer you and everyone else this Sunday. Good Luck dude !! I am sure you will do just fine

  6. BommaMama says:

    Be careful with that IT band!!! I think we are going to have ideal weather, and you will kill it!!! Good luck! Should be a crazy fun time.

  7. Good luck again, Progman!! You don’t need it, but it can never hurt. Have a great race and I’m looking super forward to the report!

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