I was finally able to complete the planned runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I did 6km, 7.5km and 6km on the three days respectively. Now I just need to complete the week with a 13km run on Sunday. Next week I plan to run twice, between tuesday and Thursday, and that should get me ready for the marathon next week.
Its been a difficult week, as I am yet to recover from the exhausting Delhi trip. I have been down with cold all week, some late nights, plus some muscle stiffness in the left calf, nothing which would really trouble my runs, but something I would not like to have at the back of my mind before the marathon. Am just waiting for the precious Sunday (tomorrow), to catch up on some much needed rest and sleep.
I hope to go to World Trade center (Marathon expo village) on Thursday or Friday evening to collect my race bib. The weather in the mornings has been quite good for the last few days (thanks to a cold wave in North India), I hope it continues till the day of the marathon.
I have decided on the things I need to take for the marathon. I will be taking two 500ml botles of gatorade, Powerbars 4nos, one for each hour(energy gels), to take me through the marathon. The Gatorade should be enough for the first three hours and will follow it up with water & energy gels. That should be sufficient nutrition for the 4hrs+ of marathon run.