And, just like that, marathon training is pretty much over. 🙂 I ran my last long run this morning (12.0 miles) and now I’m going to stick to distances less than 3.5 miles until next Saturday.
I can’t believe I’ll be running my second marathon in a week! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t REALLY nervous. The Disney Marathon was so challenging, and I do not take running 26.2 miles lightly. I feel well-trained (much better than I did before Disney) but… well, you never know.
I’ve started obsessively checking Weather.com.
I like what I see! Ideally, I would like the temperature at the race start to be 55 or 60. This morning, it was 49 and it was WAY to cold for me. Of course, Disney was 19 degrees and absolutely miserable, so at least it looks like the weather will be better for round two.
In honor of the last long run, I wore my Disney shirt:
Funnily enough, I ran into a woman wearing a Disney Marathon 2007 shirt on the sidewalk. I exclaimed, “We are shirt twins!” and we spent about 5 minutes chatting. She was very motivating and had run 9 marathons! The year she ran Disney, it was 90 degrees. I guess that’s not much better than 19, huh?
Before leaving, I had my traditional PB sandwich and a banana, and I ate a packet of Gu around Mile 9. I suffered from terrible digestive issues throughout the whole run, though (I tend to have more stomach trouble during ‘that time of the month’).
- Distance: 12.0 miles
- Duration: 2:08 <— lots of walking! No need to push it one week before the race.
FYI, this is currently my running “power song,” and I plan to blast it at Mile 23 when I want to curl into a little ball and cry into the pavement like a biatch.
Leftover Lean, Green Casserole Machine, two sunny side-up eggs, toast, and raspberries. Kind of a weird mix, but it worked. 🙂
I’m going to pack the doggies in the car, make a Green Monster smoothie, and drive to Tennessee to hang out with my mom for the weekend. See you there!
Not my doggie or my car, but stuff like that is why you should always have your camera on you! :) I liked how his butt was hanging out the back.