Holy crap guys! I looked at my calendar this week and realized I only have FOUR weeks to go until my marathon. It seems like I have been training FOR-E-VER (Sandlot anyone?). It seems that way because it’s true.
Let’s take a look back shall we?
First I ran in a monsoon for Gasparilla ’09. Then I decided to sign up for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. Then I got the old wonky (tendinitis in the ankle). Then I was out for three weeks. And here I am a full year later, still training for a marathon.
I’ll be very, very happy on race day because I am ready to run. By the way, Gasparilla is pirate themed. You can read about the marathon here.
While this training cycle hasn’t been as aggressive nor have I had the same fire in belly as before, I am happy with it. And most importantly, still healthy. (No whammies! No whammies!)
I’m looking forward to a little break and then a few 5K’s. I can’t wait to open it up in a sprint distance. Heh. When did 3.1 miles become a sprint? I may also throw in a tri if I can get that whole bike thing taken care of. You know, not being scared to death on one and not breaking my hoo-ha like I did on the too tall one at Ragnar.
I also REALLY miss the pool. As soon as it gets warmer I think I’ll don my rubber cap (that’s sounds kind of gross) and hit the water.
Happy four weeks to go! Arrrgh!
I am praying for you to remain injury free so you can run. I am attempting the Marine Corps this year.
It sounds like you are ready for your marathon and you will do great!! Stay healthy, happy and injury free!! Keep smiling:)
I insist you talk like a pirate during the entire run.
If you are channeling "The Sandlot", you must be ready to realize your destiny as "BoB the Jet." You just don't want the Beast to be your pacer in the marathon!
Yay!!!!! Gasparilla look out, B.o.B has her eye on you!!! I seriously think we should done an eye patch for at least one pic post race! LOL! I'm so excited for you Boo, I know you are going to do great and it's going to be worth all the hard work and insane amount of training!
Yargh! Marathon excitement! Can't wait to hear about it!
Good for you for staying healthy. Are you going to dress like a pirate maiden?
Four weeks is going to fly by! I always think it's nice to be done with a marathon and look forward to some shorter, faster races.
That's so exciting! I'd really like to get better at swimming and do a Tri eventually too. Unfortunately, I have no time to train for one of those…oh yeah and no bike! Good luck!!
24 days girlie!!!!!! yes my plan is way toned down! I have no idea what to expect when I hit sea level. Other than me praying my leg is still holding together after these last 2 long runs. Yes I'm a being a baby!! Can't wait to see you all!
Yay for no injuries (knock on wood!)! You are totally ready for this marathon and you're gonna rock it! Enjoy the last few weeks!
You're killing me Smalls! (hehehehe)
You're gonna rock it! And then off to the fun stuff! Can't wait!
you sound ready… already… LMK when you need some bike help/advice
Yeah!!! So exciting!!!
I think you're totally ready to go! Those last couple of runs should really have helped in the confidence area. You've done amazing! And I hear you about 3.1 becoming a sprint. Sounds crazy!
Good luck! It seems like all of your workouts are going great and injury free– hope it stays that way til race day!!! Congrats on the strong 22-miler this weekend. 🙂
Why is it when I come to your blog there are like a bazillion comments already? Oh. Might be because I'm a lazy butt on the West Coast.
Woo hoo on four weeks left! I have 6 weeks to L.A., but I am approaching my training this time a lot like you. I'm not stressing and I'm actually enjoying it a lot more.
Talk like a pirate month?????????
4 weeks – that means tapering in on the horizon!!! (my favorite part of marathon training, ha)
Four weeks! Eeek. That's practically taper time. :o)
That is awesome — 4 weeks until the big dance. I am envious. The taper, the anticipation, the planning. And knowing that your training is about to pay off. My second marathon was much easier to enjoy. I wasn't worried about finishing or collapsing — I could smile and appreciate that I was doing it again. Good luck.
That's super exciting!!!
Arrr matey! I be sendin' a bottle o Cap'n for when ye splice the mainbrace aft the race.
Well I tried. Google translator doesn't have a "from English to Pirate" option ok? 🙂
Sooo exciting, 4 weeks!! This is the best part of training in my opinion. The hard work is done, an extended taper is doable at this point 😉
Good grief, no wonder you like blogging! It's like your own little support group/cheer section here. I thought blog comments were always sarcastic, rude and poorly spelled, but you seem to have found the encouraging people. (=
I don't think anyone born before 1987 would understand the "No whammies!" reference…best game show EVER!
Good luck! 🙂 It really is funny how a 5k turns into a sprint once you become a marathoner.