Tues: X-trng (wts, abs, bike 20 mins.)
7k easy including 6 100m striders, because Pfitzinger recommends them in your tapering phase. However, he also recommends running an 8-10k race (for people training 55 to 70 miles per week) two weeks before your marathon, which I completely disagree with. I don't think you should distract your focus from your goal race with a race two weeks before. Of course, I'm a person who starts focusing on a race 6 to 8 months ahead, but even so, two weeks is not a good idea. Plus it's too hard an effort. Maybe ok if you're 20 years old.
Anyway, striders seem like not a bad idea.
Wed: Track workout
2000/1000/2000/1000 in 8:29, 4:07, 8:32, 4:12. (200m interval jog and walk, 3 mins.)
Right at MP and they felt easy, as they should, even with no time at all to warm up.
Here's a great quote that my friend Anthony Zeller uses as his signature line (don't know where it's originally from):
The truth is, you can always run faster. Sometimes the truth hurts.
6.6k 34 mins.
Weather: cold but no wind