Got my bib number today!!
33 days away.....
I'm excited, but I can't tell how much I want to get this marathon done. I'm tired. I hate to admit it, but I am. A year ago I had never ran a marathon. Now I'm on course to run my third - in less than a year. And my body is paying for it. I need a break.
Though I must say, this marathon training is much different than my last two. The first one was all new to me. It was my first 15 miler, my first 17 miler, my first everything. I had no clue what I was doing. I was just following a training plan a friend that was also running their first marathon gave me. I followed it to the tee. I was way too nervous to do anything different. It worked out good. Finished it in 3hrs 56mins. Not too bad for my first time.
The second one, I pushed it. I followed the same plan, but if it called for a 15 miler I did 16 1/2. If 20 I did 21. I wanted to out do my first marathon. And I did...... by 2 mins... LOL
This time around, I have been a bit more conservative with my runs. The first month and a half were horrible due to IT band issues. With the help from PT (and the foam roller), I have made them better. They are still not 100%. I work on them daily, but I have my bad days, my bad runs.
I just need to stay healthy for at least 33 more days. I have to stay healthy for 3 more long runs. I'm looking forward to tapering. Then looking forward to marathon day.....
.... watch out for 24043!!!