Monday, October 11, 2010

6 sleeps to Toronto Marathon

 Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

We had a lovely long weekend, filled with plenty of great weather, family time, good food, relaxation and (of course) running!  The only thing missing was a good glass of wine; I'd kill for some pinot grigio right now! 6 more days...

Saturday I met my group for our final "long" run of ten miles. It was a beautiful morning to be out for a run and "race pace" felt easy.  Coach snapped this pic of me with my partner for next weekend along the way. It's blurry, but you can still see the big smiles!


On Sunday morning I went for a leisurely 5K run hubs at our usual spot. I took the opportunity to snap some pics of our stomping grounds ... we have run countless miles on these paved trails and it just feels like home.

Where We Run:













6 sleeps! Time to start continue sleeping as much as possible, hydrating like crazy, eating right (even though all I want is junk - argh!), washing/sanitizing my hands constantly and OD'ing on Vitamin C!



Coming soon: training recap and race goals!

44 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nice photos!
only 6 sleeps....wooohooo!

Joggin' Momma said...

Your running trail is beautiful, makes such a difference when you run in a place where the beauty can distract you from the pain! GOOD LUCK, GOOD LUCK, GOOD LUCK!

Anne said...

What beautiful trails! Wow 6 sleeps...I'm getting excited for you! :)

the dawn said...

i love that you count it in terms of "sleeps" it's perfect! i wish you deep sleep and lots of health these next few days.

Jill said...

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving :).
Continue on with that great sleep and have fun the last few days!!

Nicole said...

Happy Canadian thanksgiving!!! ) :)

I am counting down until d day with you!!!! eeeek!

destination262 said...

Your running route is beautiful! It's starting to look like fall!! 6 Sleeps!! :) I love it! Good luck on all the marathon prep, I'll be right there with ya, counting down the days until I can consume some vino again! LOL! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Forward Foot Strides said...

The trail is beautiful. So exciting about the race coming up!

If you spot a girl wearing an aqua top and white cap, it may be me. That's all I know about my outfit so far, depends on weather.

Good luck!

ajh said...

I love the look of your trail! Good luck getting through the week!

Lisa said...

Enjoy your final taper week!! I love your trails-- so beautiful.

Good luck this weekend!

RunningLaur said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you a maniac yet? If you're not, you've got to be pretty darn close :)

dietitianontherun.com said...

Love seeing where you two hit the trails! :) It's beautiful!

6 days...ahhhh

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

Happy Canada Thanksgiving!;-)

have fun gearing up for your marathon. woo-hoo!

Meg said...

6 Sleeps, I love that title!
I can hardly wait for race goals and please include pre-race diet plans and fueling for race! I'm doing personal research :) !
Thanks!

yumke said...

See ya at the start hopefully. Easier to spot people since they start the half and full separately.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

BEAUTIFUL i love where you run, thank you for sharing!! Your are tough for passing on the wine. WOW!! i am very excited to read all about your race.. Hmmmm, how much is it to text back and forth?

Heather said...

Great trail to train on - beautiful!

Boris Terzic said...

Happy turkey day! Only 6 more sleeps!

Cynthia O'H said...

I hate the craving for junk when I'm in the taper phase. I think it's our body's way of making sure we fill up on fat to get us through those last miles. grrr.

Sleep lots and stay healthy.

Meredith said...

Oh my word! Where you run is beautiful!! What a blessing! Sleep well, hydrate well and stay healthy!

Jamie said...

Beautiful run! Happy Thanksgiving! Sleep and drink up :)

J said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The trees are such perfect colors this fall! It makes for great scenery while running!

Quinton J said...

Nice route...I just found a trail near me and I'm pumped I have some new stuff to look at. And the countdown begins...

Denise said...

trails look so pretty. this is the best time of year to be running on them!

can't believe it's this wknd!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Love those pictures! Can't wait to hear how great you do this weekend!

Laura said...

..now just 5 sleeps! A week out and you guys are still in double digit running? Not us...I cannot wait to officially taper..

Jogging with Fiction said...

that trail looks like a beautiful run! good luck this weekend!

lindsay said...

Happy thanksgiving again:) thanks for giving me Friday off, as a dumb American I had to one-up your holiday by taking it earlier. ;)

Love the photos! So pretty. The countdown is ON!

Aneta said...

awesome pix. i love that trail. that is where i ran yyesterday!

hope u had a nice thanksgiving weekend :)

Kim said...

Beautiful pictures! I love running this time of year. And I love your title!! 6 sleeps! :)

Amanda said...

Great pics, I love where you guys run. We used to have a place like that, where we ran so much that it felt like home like you said. I miss that now that we've moved.

Runners Fuel said...

Great pics. I'm having trouble finding a place that is longer than 6 miles right now. I need something like you have there.

RunKathyRun said...

The area where you run is beautiful and you can see that fall is in the air; I love this time of year. The marathon is just around the corner and you're going to rock it!

Her Name is Rio said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Beautiful place to run! Enjoy this time.. you're almost there!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Wow such a beautiful place to run! LUCKY!! Looks like you guys had some great weather this weekend too!

I can't believe you actually gave up wine...you're amazing!

Amy said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving weekend! Wishing you a quiet, healthy, restful pre-race week!

Stephanie Nichole said...

Mizz Marlene... will you be going to the Canadian side of the Detroit Marathon? Is that far from you?? It's in Windsor, Ontario! You're near Ontario, right? If you go lemme know where to look for you!!!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love your photos!

What? You mean there is food besides junk? Who knew!

Julie D. said...

GORGEOUS. you are so ready and so going to kill it. I can't wait to read all about it.

Heidi said...

Looks like a beautiful trail. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

Middle Name Marie said...

Beautiful trail! Good Luck at the big race!

MCM Mama said...

Lovely pictures!

You are almost there! Enjoy your taper week and then go rock that race!

scarlet said...

Awesome pictures, I like it! Good luck on your coming marathon! Have the best run always. ~ chaco sandals ~

Badgergirl said...

So jealous of that trail! Looks like a great place to run.