Run Report

This is what my coach wrote to me in an email today...."This is the KEY month. What you do this month will in great part determine your performance on race day." Ummm...no pressure there:P So, here is what I've been doing leading into the most important month of Marathon training...
Saturdays are my long run. The last three weeks I have done two 16 milers and a 19 miler (this Sat. is a cutback to 16). Sunday is my day off (I just do sit-ups and stretch). Monday, I swim in the morning and go for an easy run. Tuesdays, I run. Wed. I run with the fast group (unless I cheat and run with the other fast group) oh, I also play tennis. Thursdays, I swim. Fridays, a light run. Saturday, and we are right back to a long run. Before and after each run, I do Meridian Stretching. I try to do weight training every other day, and sit-ups every day.
It's a lot, I know. I was talking to the girl with the target on her back (she has become a friend), she said "if you are going to run a 3:50 marathon, you have to want it, and own it". I get what she is saying there. I have to have the confidence to set a fast pace from the gun, and keep it up for 26.2 miles. I am working my butt off...I know I want it. This month is about owning it!

16 comments

  1. Awesome . . . if you want it, you gotta own it.

    Well, you go!!!

    I admire your tenacity and your ability!

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  2. Man, you are impressive! I wish I had half your motivation.

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  3. Seriously, I think I passed out with exhaustion for a minute reading your post.

    I think I've said before but will say again...you are HARD CORE, woman. I totally want to run with you someday...

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  4. I know you can do it. You have so much dedication. Good luck this month.

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  5. While I agree, I almost passed out reading your post, I most certainly do NOT want to run with you.
    I like to sit. I can marathon sit. A blogging marathon? I'm there! Running? Not a chance. I don't even enjoy walking.

    But you, you can have the running. I give you my running.

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  6. You are awesome. I really admire your determination, and I know it will pay off!

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  7. You are so definitely owning it. Rock on!

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  8. "just do it" gosh that should be your name. Good going I know you are working your butt off... you go own it...

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  9. "just do it" gosh that should be your name. Good going I know you are working your butt off... you go own it...

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  10. Da-yum girl. You can totally rock this out.

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  11. You are awesome!! How do find the time? I am training for a 10K that is a start. :)

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  12. wow.

    I'm not sure I could make eye contact with someone who said to me

    "if you are going to run a 3:50 marathon, you have to want it, and own it"

    yikes.


    YOU'RE. AWESOME.

    my marathon goal for NYC is just to FINISH;-)

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