I am ready (I think).
Sunday May 29/2011 in Ottawa will be my first Marathon.
I am bib number 1950, for whatever that is worth.
Since Jan 24th, I have:
· Done 18 weeks of training
· 83 runs
· 603.49 miles
· 88 hours, 12 minutes
· Had an average speed of 6.8 mph
· Burned 89,141 calories
I am in awe when I look at the miles run for those 18
weeks. I am proud of myself, no matter what happens
I have 5 goals:
· Break 4 hours
· Make my Pace (8:15 mins/mile)
· Beat my Pace
· Meet Chris K in Boston next year
I do not think these are unrealistic.
My biggest fear is dehydration. I will take my camelback.
An extra 2.2 lbs will not kill me considering I have been
using it on the long runs anyways.
I have 1 more run tomorrow of about 6 miles and then I
will start my taper.
Today’s run was great. Son “B” and I did 6.4 miles. It is
the furthest he has ever run….he is training for a half to
be run on Fathers Day. That will be a family affair as all
my brothers (my sis does not run) and I will be running as
well as various nieces, nephews and outlaws as kind of a
reunion type thing. I am thinking he will be running with
one of his Uncles as I have a goal to beat 1:40 for that
I am so looking forward to it as my family is scattered
from Ontario to the Northwest Territories and we have
not all been together in one place for at least 10 years.
So now I am relaxing…I earned it this weekend. Saturday
was shopping and cooking, Sunday was full of cleaning and
grass cutting, cooking and laundry (still have yet to plant
the Hosta in the bag in the back of the picture). It is now
my time to chill with a Vince Flynn novel, a bud light lime
(or 2, or 3???) and a tray of finger foods (cheese, almond
stuffed olives and fresh veggies). Have to take it easy
after last nights feast of breaded chicken breasts
stuffed with prosciutto and Fontina cheese, garlic mashed
potatoes and fresh veggies…..talk about rich!!!!So have a great week everyone. I will be starting the mental prep after tomorrows run:
Only think of two things - the gun and the tape. When you
hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other.
I look forward to giving you a great race report next