They say that in your last week before your marathon, one of the things you should to is visualize yourself running the course. I plan to do that as I relax this week and when I plan to actually sleep something close to a normal 8 hours (is there such a thing?).
I ran my 13 miler today following much of the last half of the course. I ran east to the Beaches, back toward downtown, and went up Bay Street so I could remember what the last bit is like. There is a hill in there, and after an incline, the last half kilometre is pretty flat.
I ended up doing 13.8 miles in 1:49:46 with average pace of 7:57 miles (Run details).
Hit pretty much the mileage plan for the past week:
Tuesday: 8 miles
Wednesday: 5 miles
Thursday: 8.8 miles with 3x1600
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: 7 miles
Sunday: 13.8 miles
Weekly total: 46 miles (74K)
Year to date: 1855 miles (2985K)
The Pfitzinger plan calls for more runs than I'd like in the final week. Here's what it says
Tuesday: 5 miles AM/ 4 miles PM
Wednesday: 7 miles with 2 at pace (Dress rehersal)
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: 5 miles with 6x100
Saturday: 4 miles
Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday 6 miles with 2 at pace
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 2 miles to keep legs fresh
So he calls for 26 miles before the marathon, I think I'm in for 16 if not less. It's just me, I want to be really fresh on marathon day.