I have been CRAZY busy. October is a busy month around here... especially last week. On October 20th, Lyle and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary:
And on Saturday, Brock celebrated his 6th birthday (Super Mario Bros themed):
Before Brock's party, I set out on my last long run before the LONGEST RUN EVER on Sunday Oct. 31st:
Bob and I did 8 miles. We started by walking 1/2 mile, jogging 1/2 mile, before we actually started the Garmin. We also did the 3:1 walk/run and tried to maintain a 11 minute pace. I really want to run the first half between 10:30 and 11 min miles. I do not want to go out to fast and then crash (like what happened on my 20 miler).
My IT Band did not hurt very much. I knew it was there. I started to run a little differently with my hips and it did cause some awkwardness, but may be just what I need to cross that finish line.
My goals (to remind you and me):
1. Cross the finish line with a smile (hands in the air)
2. Cross the finish line without injury
3. Have fun and ENJOY the last mile
4. Get Christy
And I am getting nervous, afraid, petrified. I have people who want to come down and cheer me on and I keep discouraging them. Bob said I should let them... because they want to support me. I am SOOO afraid of failing that I keep making excuses for why they should not come.
And to top that off, I thought the race started at 7am, but it is a 7:50 start, which means I will not be crossing the start line until after 8am. And that means that I will be running until 12:30 - 1pm. I will be STARVING by the time I finish....
How do you prepare the week before your marathon?