3 things Thursday

Steel Stacks, Bethelem, #runchat1. I can't stop thinking about this past weekend's Runner's World Half. In addition to my race recap and day before recap, I wrote about it on the #RunChat blog. There's more to come, but not from me. My wife will be guest posting soon.

2. With a little more than 2 weeks to go until the Richmond Marathon, I don't have any of those nagging mental questions.

No fretting or worrying about my training. There's no need to second-guess anything I've done.

Come race day, I know that I've done all I can do and I feel like that will carry me to a time of 3:45 or better. I think the biggest variable is the weather, and there's nothing I can do about that.

3. I see a lot of people talking about 2013 and signing up for races left and right. In a big change for me, I'm not thinking too far ahead.

At noon on Nov. 10 I want a Coke and cookies to celebrate. Then I'm going to drink some Magic Hat. And then I'm taking some time off from running.