Bring on Vancouver!
The Vancouver Marathon fast approaches. I'm feeling pretty good about it. The Mercer Island half went okay last weekend -- I finished in 1:50, which is only a passable time for me. But the big thing I'm happy about is the race recovery. I was running the next day again without any significant fatigue or soreness, and I've run every day since. Today I went out for a 20-miler, so tomorrow is going to be a day off. Today's run was great! I didn't feel even a little muscle fatigue until about mile 17.5. I think I did a better job with keeping my fuel level consistent than I have been in some of my earlier long training runs. A couple hours post-run, I'm feeling really good. I figure about one more really long one before the race and then taper. Race is in May 6.
Chris and I are going to the Yucatan for a little over a week a week before the race, so that should work pretty well for a taper.