Monday, October 12, 2009

I left the office a little later than I had wanted to. I felt this need to do a run, a recovery run from my long run on Saturday that included a marathon. My last long run before NYC. I felt good this morning and all day I thought about this run. I knew it would only be a few miles and if I managed to get five in that would certainly make my day. I went to the park, when I go to the park I like to get at least two to three loops of the park. I was able to get one loop done, as I came up the grassy hill, I stop and ask the woman walking her dog, "do you think I have another twenty minutes before it get too dark to run through the woods? "Well I think we may have ten minutes before it gets dark” With that I knew I had to stay out of the woods. I did the rest of my run on the open fields of the park on the grass. The grass was a welcome cushion for my feet, exactly what I needed. The children were still practicing football and the field was lighted, this made my run even more enjoyable and I was able to get just a little over five miles in. I don’t know if I should feel this good only two days after running 27 miles but I’m glad I do, NYC here I come. I don’t think I’ll be disappointed this year.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Dawn, you are amazing. Have fun in NYC

Love2Run said...

That's quite the warmup for NYC. Good luck during the taper.

Just_because_today said...

Dawn, you are feeling ready, you are ready.
So great!

Christie said...

I guess the best preparation for running a marathon is running a marathon. You are so ready for NYC.

Black Knight said...

Did you run a marathon to prepare a marathon? You are a "War-machine"! But I think this is the right time to taper. Have fun in NYC!

CTmarathoner said...

Dawn, you are definately ready to take on NYC --just stay healthy!! Good training marathon/long run on Sunday!! what amazing weather --wish i had planned to run Steamtown (instead of maine, where had a nasty cold and decided to drop into the half)--maybe next year.
see you before NYC hopefully...

CTmarathoner said...

i mean, long run/race on sat!! hartford had great weather also...congrats!!

Michelle said...

Hi Dawn,
I was thinking about you and wanted to stop by and see how you are doing. Apparently, you are doing awesomely!!! And that makes me happy!!! I do not think you will be disappointed this year in NYC!!!! Focus and you are there my friend!!!!

Michelle