Hot damn! Only 29 days until my goal marathon. Where the heck has time gone? It seems like only yesterday I was sitting in a cafe with my Coach going over my previous injuries and outlandish goals for this race.
Training has been going amazingly (minus one shin pain scare a few weeks ago). I've been officially in training for the past 10 weeks, for the 10 weeks prior to starting "official training", I was base building and coming back from a heinous hip flexor injury that had me wondering if it would ever go away. (it eventually went away 100% about 7 months after it started)
(pumped up marathon kicks in orange-blue, original elixirs in purple-white)
I also recently decided on the shoes to wear for this race. It was an Agonizing decision because I was so attached to my Nike lunar racers, but the Mizuno Wave Elixir 7's have proven themselves over the past 2 months and 120+ miles that they are worthy to be on my feet at the start line in St Charles on September 16. My brand spanking new orange-blue pair will have about 50-60 miles (and 2 long runs) on them allowing them to be fresh for tackling the Fox Valley 26.2 with me in 4 weeks.
I'm filled with nervous anticipation for this race.
•It's the most consistent I've ever been training wise for a race. Ever.
•No injuries to cripple and sideline me like nearly every other full I've done.
•3 more "long" 18+ mile runs until game day. With one of those- 20 miles- after work tonight. Yikes!
•about 20 runs left until FVM.
•A 35 minute PR to punch my ticket to Boston is not impossible.
•I don't know what I'm wearing for the race asides from the elixirs and lulu shorts. But since I train in different clothes each week- not a huge issue this far out.
•I'm missing a wedding in Brasil to run this race. I need to #makeitcount and #Findgreatness
•Hotel and rental car are booked. My Daad's all set to fly up here to cheer for me.
•Over 10lbs lost since last year this time. With 6+ alone from the past 10 weeks. I feel much better without the extra lbs. :)
•A nice short 2 week taper to look forward to. Because anything longer will rest me too much.
I'm so pumped for the next few weeks!