Rugged Individualist. Certified USA Triathlon Coach & NASM Personal Trainer, Men's Self Improvement Coach. President of Go Farther Sports. National Ranked Triathlete & 100 Mile Grand Slam Ultrarunner, only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Day before NJ Marathon - Update

Just chilling out the day before the NJ Marathon!

I did an easy 3 mile run at 4:30 in the morning. Followed up with what is loosely called a swim at 6 in the morning. I did an easy 1500 meters, all broken up into easy breaststroke and freestyle with fins. I was mostly stretching out and loosening up all the muscles for tomorrow, so that's really the extent of the workout.

I ended the workouts today at 6:45AM, so that gives me more than 24 hours of "chilling out" before the NJ Marathon, which starts at 7:30AM.

We're going to have a great day for it tomorrow. Start time temps are in the mid 40s and will go up into the low 50s. Light wind, and a partly cloudy day.

We couldn't have asked for better conditions.

My strategy will be to hang out with the 3:25 group for a while, then take off at the right time.

There's no telling what that "right time" will be. My body will tell me.

I'm a cerebral runner. I make decisions on the fly during the race, according to what my body is signalling to me. It's not the easiest strategy, but those who have mastered this strategy are the most formidable runners. I always strive to be the cerebral athlete and encourage this on the people I coach.

Anyway, that's about it. Wish me luck tomorrow!

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