Archive for August, 2012

The worst part of any race prep has to be the last 24 hours. Should I have done 1 more tempo run? Should I have done that last speed run? Should REO Speedwagon have taken it on the run?

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Just have to trust in the training at that point, eat your carbs (my favorite part of the whole thing) and go run the race! So, tomorrow at 7:30, off to go run same as I’ve done a thousand times before….just with a few hundred other runners ; )

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It’s been a long, draining summer…but finally down to the last few days of training. August 19th, I’ll be running in the Northlands Derby marathon, my first full length marathon. A couple of years ago, I couldn’t see myself running anything…(unless it was a fever, or with Dexy’s Midnight Runners) Bam…first obscure 80’s reference of the article…self high five!

This training cycle has been a real eye opener for me. With my half marathon, I could slack off on the nutrition side of things and still power my way through the run…when I tried to do that the first time with a 20 mile run, I quickly learned that I didn’t know JACK SQUAT about hitting the wall before…my brain said go, but my body said “Flacons de Maise” and abandoned me..my body had decided to insult me in poor high school French.

I’ve since learned the importance of carb loading, the realities of proper hydration, and the importance of 8 hours of sleep the night before. It’s been a real journey, and once again with my loving families support I think I’m ready…so stay tuned fattyholics (WHATCHA GONNA DO!!) anyway it goes, it should be exciting!