I feel a little strange writing this post. It all seems so surreal that in a few days I will be attempting to complete a marathon. I did my last training run today. It’s all done. Just gotta rest and trust the training was enough. That I did enough. The hay is in the barn, so to speak.
Tuesday – Key Run #1 Track Repeats (6 x 400 @1:40)
It was an oddly humid and gray day. I completed these on the treadmill at 9.2 mph (1:38 for each interval). All good.
Thursday – Key Run #2 Tempo Run (3 miles @8:38)
A nice easy run. Long enough to feel like something, but at a pace where I’m not working hard, but also not completely coasting it either. I did it on a treadmill because I didn’t want to risk anything. Last thing I need now is a fall caused by me tripping over a twig (has happened in the past). I completed this in 24:52 (8:18) with a fast finish as I have been finishing my runs these days. I love doing a fast finish on my training runs because I think it’s really been helping me with in not fading away at the end.
Wineglass, here I come!
Good luck! Can’t wait to hear how it goes. 🙂
Thanks, Trevor. I appreciate this.
Go kick some ass! I’ll be thinking of you!
Thanks! Right now I’m excited, nervous, scared, and all sorts of other feels.
Thank you. All signs are looking good for a great day.
So excited for you. I know it is scary but trust that training. You’ve got this! Have a wonderful time.
Thank you. Everything is looking good. Getting ready for a good night’s sleep. Gonna be ready to rumble in the morning!
Have a great race, Elle! I’ll be cheering you on. You’ve totally got this!
Thanks, Karla! I’m fine until I start thinking about it and then it’s butterflies all over the place.
YOU DID IT!!!!!! You’ve already won in my mind. RLRF is a tough program and you did it! Can’t wait to read your Wineglass race report. 🙂
😀 Luv ya, Fleck. Thank you so much for being such a great supporter.
Good luck! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you in hopes that you have a great race!
Thank you! All signs point to a great day. I’ve done everything I can do up to this point. All that’s left is to not start too fast. . .
Eeeeep!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Thank you! OMG, I can’t believe it’s here!!!!
Good luck!! My boyfriend ran the marathon last year – it’s such a beautiful course!
Thanks, Susie! I love Wineglass. I did the half a couple years ago and I’m so happy I chose this to be my first.
Have a wonderful time tomorrow!!!
Thanks, Paddy! 😀
Good luck with the marathon, whatever happens you know you can get to the end, the works been done just got to go out there and have a good time putting it all together.
Thank you! I’m reminding myself that I did everything that I could realistically do and that I had a good training cycle. Just hoping I don’t start out too fast. Excited for this.
Good luck with the marathon! Maybe I will see there!
Ooh, that would be fun!