This morning I got up bright and early to run 13.1 miles. My marathon is 15 days away and I’m in full taper mode. Thank God for taper because I don’t have the time or energy to keep up 20 milers anymore. I need a break
It’s crazy how I consider 13 miles a short “long” run now. I’ve also realized that I turn crazy about 2 1/2 hours into a run by myself. Today I was reminiscing about all the crazy thoughts I’ve had on long runs this training period:
“I wonder if so-and-so from elementary school reads my blog?”
“If I was an animal I’d be a tiger. Or a lion. A boy lion with a big mane. But, I look most like a golden retriever…”
“I should call my old friend…”
“I want to qualify for Boston, write my race recap and never blog again. Like, not even say I’m stopping either. Go out with a bang…”
My run today went okay. I did 13.1 at a 9:03 pace. I feel like I’ve slowed down, but I might just be burnt out. I’m also super stressed and it’s kinda a head game right now.
Rolled up with a yogurt on the side
Okay, now I’m off to study, cook dinner for my Project Food Blog entry and try to ignore the fact that I have a growing To Do list that will be ignored for today.
Have a great day!
Question: What crazy things have you thought on a long run or long walk?