It seems like I've been training for the Chicago marathon for a very long time. And I have been! A week and a half ago I completed a 20-mile training run. Last weekend I ran 12 miles. From now until October 10, I won't run more than 12 miles. Most of my runs will be shorter. This is what's called "taper." It's time to rest the legs.
Some people are surprised to find out that I never run more than 20 miles in training. On marathon day I'll add 10 km to that 20. Those last 6.2 miles of the marathon require sheer determination. I may have to walk or crawl. Whatever, I will finish. Stay tuned.
I am training for a marathon to raise money for LUNGevity. Please consider donating to the cause!