Okay. The serious training is done. On Saturday I did 6 1/2 hours on the bike and proclaimed myself ready. It seems strange to say that since training has become so routine that I don't stop to consider some of the hours I've been putting in.
Me at 5 1/2 hours in on my ride this past weekend
I also have some good news to report. All those needles my PT specialist EJ has been putting in my leg must be working! I got to 5 miles of running last Thursday!!!! It looks like I have a realistic shot at making my goal of running 8 miles of the marathon (that's walk two miles then run one... for 26 miles). Wooo hooo!