Between now (Hollis this weekend) and then (Baystate), I'll have the 2nd to last 5k in the Seacoast Road Race Series, which is the Great Island 5k up in New Castle, NH. This will truly be my last workout before the big one on the 19th.
This past Sunday (day after Codfish) I met up with a dozen or so of the brave souls from MVS, in the drizzle and rain, to run 23 miles over the Baystate course in Lowell / Chelmsford / Tyngsboro. It became my longest actual run ever, not by time... (that would go to the Savoy race earlier this Summer)...but by total distance. Even though I haven't really adjusted my training schedule by increasing my total mileage per week, I have added a few longer runs (20+) to try to somewhat resemble any sort of real marathon training... but other than that, I will just be showing up to Lowell on October 19th and running based on what I've done this year....so I am expecting to run (hopefully) somewhere in the high 2:30s. If I ran 2:39 and change I'd be very content...over 2:40 and I'll be back for more. I really just want my jacket.