Marathon Training Update #4: Going Slower to Go Longer

We’re getting down to the wire. This week is week #13 of my training program, and the marathon is five weeks away. This Saturday I will be running 19 miles. In two weekends I will be running 20, then the program will start tapering off, so that I can be well-rested to go the distance…. 26.2. The Big Kahuna. Overall mood: Excited 🙂 Earlier today I was sitting on my porch re-reading passages of Hal Higdon’s “Marathon.” He writes that elite runners often run 80, 90, 100, or more (!)…