Holy Bananas it's finally here. Marathon week. This time next week, I'll have run 26.2 miles for the first time ever. I'm going to live with that medal hanging from my neck. My last long run before the race didn't' feel so great. Mt right knee has been causing me problems since the 20 mile run, and my number ONE goal is to feel healthy and strong on race day. If I can't run for two weeks after the race so be it, but I have to feel healthy on race day.
When training for my first 10k and then half marathon, I lived and breathed by Hal Higdon's plan. I treated it like it was the law according to running. The marathon has been a totally different animal. I've had to listen to my body, rest when needed, and shorten a few runs. I've been dreaming about this finish line since I crossed my first half finish last February. I've been consistently training for a race since last July. The race itself as almost felt like a fictitious day that would never materialize. I can't believe it's finally race week. I feel prepared. I feel strong. I know I can do this. I am so excited!!! (No one is surprised)
Remaining Work Out Plan:
January 13: RIPPED
January 14: 3 Mile Run & Strength
January 15: 2 Mile Run & Strength
January 16: Cross Training & Strength
January 17: Rest
January 18: Rest
January 19: MARATHON
Race Day weather looks to be in the low 40s and slightly overcast, which would be PERFECT running weather for me. I'm crossing my everything and praying that the stars align the way they did during my first half marathon. I hope I have this incredible life altering experience out there on the road. I pray that my body feels strong and nothing hurts or twinges on race day. Whatever happens out there during those miles, I'm getting across that finish line if I have to crawl on my elbows to do it.
6 Days to go....