Being stubborn, instead of driving home I drove straight to the gym. I thought about trying the treadmill but knew if I was feeling that dizzy outside when it was nice and cool with a little breeze there was no way that I would feel any better on the dreadmill. I hopped on the elliptical instead.
I set the machine to level 6 and started running away on it. Sixty-five minutes came and went. I was exhausted and feeling like crap, but I needed the time on my feet. I did another 45 and called it good. According the the elliptical I added another 11.75 miles to the 5.25 I did at the res for a total of 17 miles.
I still feel like crap. My body is aching, my head pounding but I just knew if I didn’t get this done that next weekend I’d regret it. Next week is the tell tell run. I’ll be covering 21 miles…that’s 4 laps around the res. If I can get through that run I can get through the marathon. It will help me determine what pace group I want to be in for the race and help me predict my finishing time. It is my final dress rehearsal. Eek.