WEEK 24

Monday (7/2): no run. or maybe i didnt use my watch. who knows!
Tuesday (7/3): garmin died, but definitely at least 4 miles.
Wednesday (7/4): hike - no track
Thursday (7/5): 4.29 mi., 9:25 min./mi., 40:25
Saturday (7/7): 22.24 miles, 11:16 min./mi., 4:10:45

welp. 22.24 miles.
wow. the peak of my training. the most i have run since the san francisco marathon in 2010.
it was a daunting number to reach, but one that i was so excited for.  22 means i can do 26.2. and that 26.2 is right around the corner.  it was a gorgeous day for the run.  at first, i thought it might end up being too warm, but it stayed cool throughout the different ‘hoods we ran in.  thankfully, i felt pretty good at the beginning and ad continued to until the end.  there were three water stops where i was able to have some quick snacks of pretzels/m&ms/sprite, and i didnt experience any cramping or nausea during the run, either.  
it’s amazing how after 22 miles we are smiling so much. hopefully we still are smiling after 26.2
i’m sure we will.
the coaches keep telling the trainees to “trust the training.”  it is also something that i have to believe.  once the marathon happens, i will have ran hundreds of miles in preparation to finish 26.2 feeling like i am not going to keel over.  deep down, i believe it.  on the surface, i’m a jittery and emotional mess.

WEEK 24

Monday (7/2): no run. or maybe i didnt use my watch. who knows!

Tuesday (7/3): garmin died, but definitely at least 4 miles.

Wednesday (7/4): hike - no track

Thursday (7/5): 4.29 mi., 9:25 min./mi., 40:25

Saturday (7/7): 22.24 miles, 11:16 min./mi., 4:10:45

welp. 22.24 miles.

wow. the peak of my training. the most i have run since the san francisco marathon in 2010.

it was a daunting number to reach, but one that i was so excited for.  22 means i can do 26.2. and that 26.2 is right around the corner.  it was a gorgeous day for the run.  at first, i thought it might end up being too warm, but it stayed cool throughout the different ‘hoods we ran in.  thankfully, i felt pretty good at the beginning and ad continued to until the end.  there were three water stops where i was able to have some quick snacks of pretzels/m&ms/sprite, and i didnt experience any cramping or nausea during the run, either. 

it’s amazing how after 22 miles we are smiling so much. hopefully we still are smiling after 26.2

i’m sure we will.

the coaches keep telling the trainees to “trust the training.”  it is also something that i have to believe.  once the marathon happens, i will have ran hundreds of miles in preparation to finish 26.2 feeling like i am not going to keel over.  deep down, i believe it.  on the surface, i’m a jittery and emotional mess.