8:16 AP in Sienna Ranch. Nice little shakeout before the 10 hour drive tomorrow. I felt fat and sluggish at first but by the end of the run felt great. Typical taper run(well, typical run really!). I am ready as I will ever be. My strategy is to go out real slow the first mile while this shin/knee thing warms up, then pick it up to freedom pace+holding back slightly, then pick it up to true freedom pace at the halfway mark, and then go to the well for the last 10k. Hopefully I get a PR out of the deal but I do want to enjoy all the sights and sounds of my first big city marathon experience.