9.30.2012

One Week and Counting!!

I ran 6.5 miles today.
After I got home, got a snack and relaxed...I realized that a week from today I'm going to be doing that again.
Times 4.

 
Me- post Dam to Dam- June 2012

That's right- next Sunday I'll be in Minneapolis running the Twin Cities Marathon.
I'm excited/nervous/anxious/terrified/energized/happy!!
Literally a ball of emotions!
Remember last year when I got injured and couldn't run the marathon?

 Feeling good after a HOT summer run
 
All summer long I have worried that something would happen and I would end up unable to run this year too. I have had nightmares about getting injured and having to say 'no' to ANOTHER chance at a marathon. Each time something got a little hurty I got FREAKED out that an injury was on it's way.
But I made it.
I feel fabulous.

Sweaty after a Friday AM 16.5


7 days to go and I can cross RUN A MARATHON right off the list- '30 List' AND 'Life List.'
I GOT this.

So to catch you up on the training I've been doing- here's a quick run down of ALL the running I've done since March:


SUMMER RUNNING 2012
Month Week M T W T F S S
APRIL 1 3   3.26 1.7     3.42 11
2         5.76     6
3 4.14     3.01     6.51 14
4       4 1.4 13.19 2.5 21
MAY 1 4.26   2.87       4.75 12
2     3 3.07   5.01   11
3 4.5   5.11     3.3 8.01 21
4   4.51   4.5   9.01   18
JUNE 1     5.01     12.46   17
2   3.01 1.74   3.66 4.5   13
3 2.01   5         7
4     3.3       10 13
5   2.01   4.43       6
JULY 1 2.02         10.9   13
2 2.25   3.01     10   15
3 2.01 2 4.65 2.13   13.37   24
4 2.01     4.5   15.01   22
AUGUST 1   2.01 5.01         7
2 5.01   2.01   16.5     24
3 3.01     4.5     18 26
4 2.48   2.4       7 12
SEPTEMBER 1 3.01 1.9 5 1.26   20   31
2   5   3 2   11.26 21
3   6.02 1.17 4.5 2.66 22   36
4   5.01 2.27   4.25   10.03 22
5   4.3 1.51 4.22     6.5 17
TOTAL 440
Avg/wk 17

I definitely tried to follow a schedule for most of August and September, but it was pretty hit and miss until that point. Busy social schedules, poor planning and beautiful patio weather caused some issues. :)


Day after 20 miler lunch with Mom. I'll probably never be this skinny again. HA

Next week I'm only running 2 3 mile runs and then it's MARATHON DAY!!!

 Wish me luck!!

Have you ever trained for an athletic event?
How did you prepare?
 
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