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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thoughts on Marathon Training

      • In exactly 8 days I will be going to California for a week long educational experience at the Betty Ford Center. In exactly 15 days I will be running my first full marathon.

      • I will not miss Ice Baths.

      • Chafing = Ouch.

      • I don't know if I will ever run another full marathon again. Specifically, running another full marathon while working full time, being a member of 3 different CARNA committees, being an active Union Member, raising/maintaining 3 dogs, and trying to plan a Wedding. I just don't have the training hours in me.

      • Does any one else get a sore low back after a long run? It is almost qualified as excruciating today. It hurts to walk, sit, and lay. I am uncomfortable even after popping an Aleve an hour ago.

      • My longest run during training ended up being 33km. This is slightly nerve-racking as I will need to run 9.6km more than that on race day.

      • I haven't followed my training schedule exactly as I wrote it, but I am proud of the work that I have done. I will slowly cross the finish line.

      • I imagine I will cry at the finish line. Probably for 2 reasons: Leg/Hip/Back pain, and feeling Overwhelmed and Proud.

      • Both of my 2nd toe nails might fall off.. I had a blister under one and a bruise under the other. Tres Gross.

      • My fiance is the best. I was feeling really really sore and tired so I called him and asked him if he could come run the last 6km with me. He isn't even a runner but he left the gym so he could help me finish my run.

      • This article is awesome.

      • I think I am going to run without my Nike GPS Watch and Camelback during the race. They have lots of water stations and the camelback makes my water warm when it is warm out. As for the GPS Watch... I want to be fully aware of the entire experience and don't want to be upset if my pace is slow or not what I think it "should be".

      • I hope to god I finish in under 5 hours...

      • I hope to god I finish...

      • This Video:

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