I'm really getting sick of this pattern. Sunday's weather is a low of 60, a high of 76, and 86% humidity. I just can't catch a break! For the three+ hours I'll be running, the humidity will be in the 90's - as high as 96% - but so far it looks like the temperatures will remain in the low 60's, which I can totally handle.
My race plan for Sunday is to shoot for 3:10. That's taking two minutes off recent times, but if I race smarter and my iffy knee holds up well (I plan to wear a strap again, since it still feels weak after 5 or 6 miles), I think I can run 3:10. My problem now is interpreting my insane Garmin. I don't trust it at all now: it's been WAY off for three races. My calculations put it at a 4-second per mile difference for the marathon distance: so instead of running 7:15s, I will need my watch to read 7:11! Complicated? No. Annoying? Exceedingly so.
This week was a bizarre taper of short days and days off, with our schedule packed with birthdays, car repairs, and work travel, so I'm hoping I'm suitably rested. Come Sunday I'll have results for this three-week-apart marathon experiment!