I’ve tried to prioritize sleep this week. I’ve been doing much better (most nights at 8+ hours!), but what I’ve found is that I’m actually more tired. Much more. My brain sometimes has a hard time concentrating. So, guess that means that more sleep is needed. Good thing a weekend is coming up (one where Nate will be away at a ski training camp) – one that I fully intend to utilize sleeping, catching up on work, running (not too much! Yeah taper!), napping, and cleaning a little (house is a disaster). So excited.
There are just 3 hard workouts left (and one “shake-out” harder workout the week of the marathon, not sure if you can count that since hopefully it will feel easy, and it’ll be pretty short). Crazy. This week’s hard workout went better than last week’s (5:57 average tempo pace vs. 6:05’s last week), so I know I’m moving in the right direction. Might be perfect timing, let’s hope!
So, need to keep moving in that direction, and nail the next 3! The next one is on tap for tomorrow afternoon, should be a lot of fun.
PS – Any recommendations for things to do while in NY? We’re staying 2 days after the marathon. Since we’re just 2 weeks away, I guess I should start planning at least a couple of things to do/see/eat!