My GPS claims I ran 25.7 miles today. I think I'm now fully prepared to run a marathon.
I still haven't decided which one to do. When I say this to people it evinces strange reactions. I think most marathoners pick their race first, and then build their schedule around it. This is a must for a race like the Chicago Marathon, which sells out months in advance. But most marathons aren't like that.
And I want to run on a cool day. I've run a number of marathons on hot days, and - trust me - cool is better.
So that's my new scheduling rule -
wait for a forecast of cool.