I’m on enough meds to kill a small horse, though. When I was chatting online with RunningLaur she offered a suggestion that I never even thought of! KT Tape. Genius.
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Adam: so, that is probably good
RunningLaur: haha, yeah, kill it good
RunningLaur: and take everything that they hand you at the expo
RunningLaur: that has to help too
RunningLaur: can you kt tape your lungs?
Adam: LOL hahahahaha
What are friends for if not to give quality advice? I would have done the same thing.
In spite of my cold, I’ve put in the miles (1307 year to date), rested when I need to, penguin ran to the toilet after eating too much fiber, and heaven-forbid even tapered for this marathon. I’ve done everything right which has got to count for something.
The Rock and Roll San Antonio course is actually a bit like the Boston Marathon course – hills at the end. It is mostly downhill for miles 1-21 with the last 5 miles a gradual uphill (only 200 feet or so) towards the finish. There are a few out and back sections which I don’t mind and a few loop sections that will keep things interesting.
My strategy for the race is a bit of a dangerous one.
As always, here are my three levels of goals. In case you have forgotten since my Rock and Roll Denver race preview here was my graphical representation of each level: My A goal is if everything works right, unicorns and rainbows collide into an orgasm inducing run. Something like this:
My C goal is the time that, if I don’t beat, I’ll be very disappointed in myself. Something like this lady:
My B goal is a goal that is somewhere between rainbow orgasms and total failure. Something like this:
Here they are. No sand-bagging this time. I’ll need EVERY bit of moxy and grit that I have to hit that A goal – and I really will be disappointed if I don’t hit the C goal (and quite honestly the B goal).
A: Sub 3:18
B: Sub 3:23 (Current PR)
C: Sub 3:27
So, there it is! Good luck to all of the runners this weekend. The race season is winding down, but there are still a few of you out there!!