I haven't really talked much about my training for this marathon like I did for my first marathon. I guess for one, I don't really want to bore anyone with it and second, I've been concentrating more on training than on writing about it. I will say this though, training this time around feels so much easier than the first time. On my first time around, I have never really ran more than 15 miles until my training. So long run weeks of 16miles+ were all new to me. This time I know what to expect out of them. Physically and mentally.
I have also been pushing my training a bit past what's on paper. If my long run calls for 15, I did 16. If 5, I did 7. Last week's 19 mile long run turned in 20. Wednesday's 8 mile before work turned in 10. I plan to do the same for this weekend's long run, which calls for 12 miles. I might just take off in the direction of my 14 mile route.
I just want to be mentally ready for this one. When I hit mile 22-23 in my first marathon, that was uncharted area for me. My mind played games with me during those last few miles and ended up doing me in. So again.... I just want to be ready.
That's enough about my training.
Sunday I plan on running a local 5k in the town of Sturbridge, Ma. I did this one last year but I did the 10k. It's a small low key race that all proceeds go to the RRI Autism Resource Center to purchase supportive and adaptive equipment for those in need. A great cause! Plus I get to buy sweets at the Public House Bakery!!!
Oohh, I can't wait!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!