I forgot that my mom reads this blog. I mean, I knew she knows about it, but I did not realize that she is reading every single post. Hm. I guess I would do the same thing if I lived an ocean away from my son. Anyway, I got an email from her yesterday, saying that she is worried about me after reading the last blog post. Mom, I am fine:)
OK, so I did have a mini pity party over the weekend about the weather and the possibility of hot temps at Boston. But I know better than to continue with it. I think pity parties are great for a day or so, but unhelpful thereafter. Plus, the average temps for Boston are 50s, even though everyone seems to remember only the years when the weather was terribly hot or terribly cold. But those were the exceptions!!!
This marathon training cycle has been amazing. I learned a lot. My body is stronger than I thought.
1. 5 runs a week, 4 of which were quality.
2. Two weeks of over 50 miles.
3. 6 20-22 milers
4. Over 8 MP runs from 8 to 20 miles.
5. Weekly track workouts at a pace from 5:45-6:10.
7. Weekly tempos.
8. A kick ass half marathon.
9. Weekly hill training.
I have much more confidence as a runner.
I feel strong, very strong!
I also enjoyed this marathon training cycle, as much if not more than all the other training cycles. I loved running in all kinds of crazy weather. I enjoyed the looks I would get from people when running in the snow, on ice, in the rain, and dressed with a winter hat, jacket and gloves in 68 degrees, like I did today! So I am not going to obsess about the weather, or the fact that the Boston course is 300 meters long (based on something I recently read), or other things I can't control, but I am going to work hard on making sure I keep up with the taper schedule, continue to do a few runs in the heat, to prep my body for warmer temps, sleep a ton, get over this headcold, and get excited about racing one of the best marathons in the world! I want to enter this race knowing that I did everything I could to increase my chances of reaching my goal!
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