79 Miles to Marathon

 

We’ve begun to ready the approach.  This is it.  It’s the 20 mile run ahead.  The last hurtle on the road to the big day.  I wish I could explain what is going through my head with this process without sounding insane.  This entire training has been the past 14 weeks of my life.  I have run almost 400 miles in that time and I have loved every step of it.

During this process, I have learned more about myself than I have in the past few years.  Impossible right?  Not really.  I have learned what I am really capable of.  This journey has broken my fear of being inadequate.  I no longer feel as though I cannot run fast enough…  far enough…  I am not strong enough…  if I get injured, it means that I have failed…  I need to quit…  Give up…  Lose faith.  I can and will.  This is for me…from me…powered by me.

This week…

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Gear check!  Testing.  Testing.  Gear is good!  Well almost…the camelbak is new and good.  The black visor has replaced the others.  The ASICS were beginning to go.  I began to feel a nasty ITB pain so they were de-laced and put away for yard shoes.  My Mizuno Inspires 10 are fantastic BUT the mileage was getting up there so I got a 2nd pair.  I laced them with the Xtenex laces and they’re ready!  My partner and I tested our new shirts on the Remembrance 10K.  They were great!!!

Bought a new big box of Espresso Love gu…my favoritist of all time 🙂  And I was sure to get a new box of Chocolate Chip Clif bars for my food fuel.  I am definitely a person who needs to break up the gu/gel and chomps with actual food.  Also ordered a nuun variety pack…half a tab…that’s all I can handle.  What can I say?  I love the taste of cold water!  I know…I’m weird.

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