OK, Here's the Deal...(Run Report)

My marathon is on Saturday....gaaaahhh! I'm anxious:P I fly into Utah on Thursday. I need to figure out what to bring. I need to get it together...I'll admit, I'm feeling a bit scatter brained. Here's the low down on the course...That is the elevation chart for the run. They bus us up the mountain starting at 4am (projected temp. at the start is 51 degrees). Gun goes off at 6:45 am. We run down, down, down until mile 8. At mile 8, there is a one mile uphill (I need to figure out how much that mile will slow me down). Then we have a rolling 2 mile uphill (again, I need to figure this into my time). Then, it is balls out downhill for 13 miles. This is hard on the legs (I have heard runners compare it to shoving glass shards in your knees...good times). So I need to average the uphill estimates into my time and figure the speed I need on the downhills...and that's that.
In order to qualify for Boston, I need to run under 3 hours and 50 minutes. Up to now, my personal best is a 4:04. I am chasing 14 minutes. I can do this...I just need to run strong and steady...strong and steady...strong and steady...

44 comments

  1. heck yes, you can do that, 14 minutes, cause I would go cheer you on in Boston

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  2. i am so excited for you !!! run mama run !!!
    my run is sunday, mine is flat but it is on a penisula surrounded by ocean .....so i am hoping wind and rain don't come.

    any fav. meals you eat the night before your run ???

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  3. I am pasta all the way...Eat early, like 4 or 5 in the afternoon.

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  4. Oh girl! You are so going to rock!

    I wanna see you here in Boston :)

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  5. OMG - You are going to do so well! Run! Run! Run!

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  6. I sometimes think it is harder for me to run down a steep hill than up a steep hill. But hopefully the decline won't be as direct as it looks. ???

    I know you will do awesome! You have done EVERYTHING right!
    Good luck, and have fun!!!

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  7. That is so awesome!

    Are you glad that most of the run is downhill? Or would you rather have it a little flat, and a little hilly? Or does it really even matter to you?

    Anyway, best of luck with your run on Saturday. Strong and Steady...

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  8. I wish you the cest of luck I can't wait to hear how you shattered that 14 mins!

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  9. WOW! Its time for your marathon already. Good luck! You've been training hard and you're determined - You've got what it takes!

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  10. Good luck. Hope all goes well. Can't wait to hear the report.

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  11. You can do it! Good luck, I'll think good thoughts for you!!

    You are inspiring. Every time I read a run report, I think "I should start running!" However, since I've never really done any running, I'll probably start with a walk. Still inspiring, though! ;)

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  12. You can do it sista!!!! I will send you goo ju ju

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  13. yay for UTAH and yay for running! Is this the St George marathon?? Or will you be in Northern Utah.. I am thinking listening to the temps that you must be in St George which is WAY too far for me to come to cheer you on!

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  14. I have total faith that you can do this and do it well. I have visions of you running Boston! So this one? You will succeed!

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  15. Go Nap Warden Go!! I can't wait to hear about your race.

    Fourteen minutes ... shmorteen minutes... you can do it!!

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  16. You can do it. Just give yourself that extra push whenever you can. Good luck.

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  17. You can do it. The downhills should be very helpful and the elevations don't look too bad for the uphills.

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  18. Good Luck girl I know you can pull this off!!! I have my fingers cross I know you have been working hard for this!!!

    Oh I tried to leave you a comment yesterday on your Saturday blog, but it wouldn't go through.. I'm just saying!!!

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  19. You can do it! I'll be thinking about you this weekend,and eagerly awaiting the results! Go!

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  20. anglophilefootballfanatic.comSeptember 30, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    You are going to ROCK THIS THING! I know you are gonna get to Boston.

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  21. WOW! You are amazing...I'm tired just reading about the marathon! lol I'm such a slacker!!!

    Super excited for you!!

    ~melody~

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  22. WOW!!! Yeah you! You can do it. Go, go go!!!

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  23. I'm rooting for you!!! Run Nap Warden Run!

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  24. You can SOOOOOOO do this!!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

    So cool that we've been on this journey with you . . .

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  25. I know you can do this girl!
    I am so thrilled for you and so in awe of you.
    I have really enjoyed 'going on' this journey with you.

    You freaking rock Cyn!!

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  26. Best of luck! Do you know the altitude, I am unsure as to where it is, but I hope it's not like colorado!

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  27. We will be thinking about you as you run.

    Easy to pack. Shoes, shorts, shirt, and lots of pain killing drugs for after the race.

    All the best. You go girl.

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  28. You. can. do. it!

    Although, no matter what, you really should be very proud of yourself for making it this far. I am!

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  29. RUuuuuuuuuuuuuuun Cyn, Run!!!

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  30. GOOD LUCK!!!! You can do it, I'll be cheering for you! (and you should treat yourself to a night at Red Mountain Spa afterwards!)

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