I’m running a marathon in 4 days! Sorry to have dropped off the face of the blogging planet, but sometimes it’s necessary. I’ve been focused on relaxing and mentally preparing for this race.
It will be my 3rd marathon and I couldn’t be happier with my bib number! 3 is my lucky number and 1 - 13 is my birthday! I will take it as a good sign.
My last few weeks of training have been very up and down. One day my leg will hurt, the next it’s perfectly fine. I’m not worried about it anymore, but it definitely caused me some stress and had me take extra time off from training.
My last few long runs went well overall, I did a really slow 22 miler, a decent paced 14 miler and an easy 8 over the last 3 weeks. I’m of course in full on taper mode and have been for the last 2 weeks and I’m actually enjoying it this time around instead of going crazy.
I want to feel this happy while running.
I, of course have some goals for the race, but they’ve somewhat changed since the beginning of training.
A GOAL: Have fun, run free, and fly as fast as you can on that day.
I want no pressure/stress going into this race. I like to think I have a strong mental state when it comes to races, but lately I’m not sure where that’s gone. It’s time to get it back this weekend!
B GOAL: PR or die trying.
Of course I would LOVE to PR this race! I’m still not sure what my race day plan is, but I’ve got a few potential options in my head. If a PR is not in the cards that day, see A GOAL.
There is no C goal because if I don’t PR, then I will revert my mental state to my A goal. K?
The course looks pretty amazing and the biggest hill is at mile 15 for about a 1/2 mile, I will be thinking of all the times I ran the Queensboro Bridge because it seems pretty similar and be happy that it’s not happening at mile 20.
They have a really great video of the course on their website and every day I picture myself running the course.
I’m finally excited for the race!!! For so long I felt disconnected, possibly even worried that I might not run. My leg was being an asshole and I wasn’t sure what the future held for it. Now that the weekend is almost here and I am definitely running, I am pumped and ready to go. Lets hope I don’t have any weird nausea issues like last time!
It’s going to be an amazing weekend with my husband! We are psyched to be spending it with Lauren and Evan. I can’t wait drink beer in Burlington and watch the new season of Arrested Development with them on Sunday night What a great way to celebrate running a marathon!
Hopefully I’m back to regularly scheduled blogging. Maybe I will actually have that Eugene Half recap for you before I run Vermont. Maybe.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” - Gail Devers