Philadelphia Marathon – 4 days to go…….

Here we are four days left before we put our sneaks on for our 26.2 mile journey. This marks our second week of tapering, which means less running, more rest. Rest essential for Sunday’s performance. Yesterday I came across a “MapMyRun” google map of the Philly course. I am so happy to know that our hotel will be at mile 6 of the race, very close to the finish line. Also the hotel will be blocks away from Tir Na Nog a pub that fellow runners on DailyMile decided to meet for “carb loading”. At mile 5 we will be passing by Independence Hall (location of the signing of the declaration of Independence) and the Liberty Bell Center (home of the original Liberty Bell).

We will be leaving NY to Philadelphia on Saturday morning, first stop will be at the expo to pick up our race packet. “Back on My Feet” will also be at the expo, this is the Charity that we decided to raise funds for, we are glad to share that our goal of $500 was surpassed during this past weekend (thanks again to all the donors). So far I do feel rested, today I might hit the road for an easy 3-5 mile run to Astoria Park. For the remaining of the week, we have a 5, 5, 3 mile run using Yasso Bart’s Marathon Training guide (Runner’s World Magazine). Yasso’s guide has been our training manual for the past 16 weeks. I am thrilled to know that he will also be at Philly, hoping to meet and thank him for a great workout schedule. The mile repeats, hill repeats, speed workouts, were all were very helpful, especially in building endurance, strength and speed. Today because of Yasso’s efficient marathon training I am a much stronger runner.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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