Hail my running brothers and sisters! Week 7 of marathon training is in the books after some switching around to accommodate my race this weekend. This last week was supposed to be another long run, but I switched it with my rest week that's coming up. I really didn't want to a 20-21 miler after doing a fast 10k. Given this, I still didn't manage my rest week by the book. I was supposed to get in 24 miles, but ended up with 20.58 miles. Considering that over 8 miles was a tempo run and a race, I don't feel bad about not getting in all my mileage. This week I did 20.58 miles at an average pace of 7:49/mi. Golf again counted for my cross-training at 3:30 hrs. My weight is right at 164. Overall, I was a little "meh" about my race this week, but I'm hoping to get back in the mental groove this week. I'm somewhat worried that I won't be ready for my marathon if I don't get my head back in the game. On a final note, I've been really impressed with the effort that my cross-country kids are putting into it. If nothing else, their drive has been a real inspiration for me. Keep the faith, my peeps!