December 13, 2009...mark it on your calendar, it'll be my third marathon and a landmark for my 5th decade. I expect to complete it much faster than my previous marathons. Three hours and thirty minutes is my goal...perhaps less.
During the middle of June, December seems so far away. But when you realize it's only 24 weeks the pressure increases.
Today's training = easy, breezy...3 miles < 9:15/minute miles. Tomorrow's is a bit tougher...4 mile tempo at 8:00/minute miles....oh, yeah...it'll be in the afternoon heat.