I can hardly believe it, but it’s here: race weekend.
Since my announcement in October, I’ve had up and down weeks, ran somewhere in the ballpark of 400 miles, and despite a lack of sleep and
other excuses life happenings, I feel happy and ready to face 26.2 on Sunday, and even more exciting, I feel like my goals are still attainable.
Here’s a review:
- C goal: Finish strong!
- B goal: Sub-4.
- A goal: PR (sub-3:43)
Yes, it’s not going to be easy, and with the lovely weather forecast, it could be a bit of a battle this weekend, but I am ready to see where I am, marathon-wise!
The marathon route is a two-loop course, so that should make it easier to gauge pace and effort.
I have been working my long runs by effort, and have been being pretty consistent about going out easy and finishing STRONG. And so, that’s what I plan to repeat to myself when then going gets tough on Sunday: you are STRONG. You can do this. FINISH IT.
Tonight, I am packing my bags (including my chic trashbag poncho, plastic bags for my feet, and lots of Aquaphor), finalizing my playlist (I’ll bring my iPod shuffle, and a ziploc bag to keep it as dry as possible) and getting stoked!
Before I go, I wanted to share a song that I’ve had on repeat through my entire training cycle – and the title is pretty fitting, too:
26.2, here I come!