Well the Pre-marathon runs are out of the way. I completed 104 miles out of the 110 required. I pretty much breezed right through because these are my regular mileage during the first 8 months. I've also lost 25 lbs. this year and will probably lose another 10 lbs by December 11th and this lighter load will definitely help!
The next 30 days should be okay as well except that the numbers are really daunting. I still have to run 258 more miles for the next 60 days before race day.
This is the worst part of the training and it is at this point that I would really pray that my gout attacks will not happen. There was one year when I actually gave up two weeks before the marathon because my gout problems simply persisted past the Marathon race day.