So it is a mere 4 days before I hop on a plane and head south for the big event. I'm ready. I think. There was a minor snafu after the 20-mile run when I developed a case of peroneal tendonitis that kept me off my foot for the past 2 weeks. A bit of a bummer, to be sure, but some Aleve and a sturdy ankle brace later and I'm ready to resume some light training. The timing of my injury actually worked out since I'd be tapering at this point anyway.
Sunday is the big day! I've heard good and horror stories about the event. (Good: HEAPS of people. Horror: Apparently Disney will pick your sorry butt up off the course if you're not keeping the 16minute mile pace.) For those who are interested in seeing the course in 3D, Google Earth has posted footage of it here (http://disneyworldsports.disney.go.com/dwws/en_US/info/detail2?name=MarathonMapDetailPage). It seems you can also track specific runners (i.e., me) using some crazy people-hunting feature they've designed here: http://live.activeresult.com/msg/MSG-signup.tcl?event_id=3
So that's it. It's time to put up or shut up, as it were. If you're still interested in donating or sending the name of friend or loved one for me to run in honor/memory of, just send me an email.
Wish me luck!