39F cloudy 4mph WSW. Wore new shoes, exact same model, old ones has nearly 300 miles, so may wear new ones for the marathon...trying not to get them dirty. There's so much dirt/sand/mud debri on the road from the snow which is mostly melted and black.
Didn't feel like doing the prescribed 2x1000m workout; so just ran 2 miles at threshold pace after 1mi warm up. Paused watch to clear phlegm, wait for traffic, recover, etc. I've never trained with such a long 4 weeks taper before...wonder if my body goes into vaca mode... On the other hand, I've run multi-marathons 3-6 weeks apart before and the body was essentially on a constant taper mode. Haha! :)
4.3 miles in 41:35. AP: 9:40 (10:26, 9:16, 8:55, 10:00, 9:54)