As I ran along I kept thinking “Well this pace is going to kick me in the butt any time now.” And surprisingly, it didn’t.
All I can say is that I needed this.
I needed to have a confidence booster and I needed my legs to wake up. I can only hope that the weather in D.C. will be as great as it was here yesterday. I’m looking forward to this race and again must remind myself that thar be hills the first 8 miles. I haven’t been running hills due to Old What’s-His-Name so I’m going to be like Foghat. Slow ride, take it easy….
I just looked up the entertainment for the race and this jumped out at me:
“The Band of Brothers (BOB) USMC Riding Club was established on November 10, 2002 at the Iwo Jima Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony. BOB is made up of retired, former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsman. BOB is dedicated to supporting veterans, Marine Corps-related functions and charitable organizations in order to keep POW/MIA awareness alive. The purpose of the club is to foster a brotherhood dedicated to veterans and the sport of motorcycle riding. Motorcycles will ride alongside runners on Army-Navy Drive between mile 23 and 24.” Pretty freakin’ cool right? Not only is this group called BOB, but it is also a motorcycle club. I may have mentioned that my dad was a HUGE motorcylce enthusiast and raced them. I am going to be looking for these guys at mile 23 and 24, which is more than likely when I’ll need them most! Just the sound of motorcycles make me happy. The rest of the entertainment on the course looks awesome as well. If only Mr. President would put down the cigs and come out for a jog. Ha ha ha. (Sorry O, just makin’ sure you quit the nasty smoking.)The last looooong run is in the bank. I’ve mentally prepped as much as I can. The airline tickets are purchased, hotel room booked. All I’ve got to do now is taper. Hope you all had great weekends. Good luck to those racing today!
I'm glad that you had such a great long run! You are ready!
Sounds really good!! May the running Gods shine on you all week and next weekend. Please be sure to post about your taper madness!
I'm so glad you had a confidence building run. 🙂
I assume you watch Sons of Anarchy then??
Yay, awesome! Where are you staying?
I NEVER run on hills. Never. Since I run on trails and all the trails here, but one, are mostly flat, since they follow the river or the canal. The one trail that's super hilly? I avoid it like the plague, my last run in there was over a year ago. (I hate hills. I'm lazy, what can I say.) The MCM route is starting to sound scary…
I think a good long run is great anytime, but especially so when it is your last big run before taper. It seems to just give a special boost that puts you in exactly the place you need to be before the race. You are definitely ready!
Thanks for letting me tag along for part of the grand finale of your training! When my leg is better, I look forward to running with you more. I have watched you come a long way as a runner, and I couldn't be happier for you. Wish I could see you cross that finish line in DC. You're gonna be awesome!!! Kiss a hot Marine for me, please! 🙂
Good luck with the marathon! 4 hours, here you come!
Congrats on a great run!! Hope to see you at MCM!!
Great job on your long run! Good luck!!
OMG that is so frigging awesome!!! I want to cry for you, I know this means a ton to you and will help you out on race day. I wish I could be there, know that I am in spirit. Love you Boo!
Congrats on an amazing long run, you will be great at MCM. Also, the BOB sounds awesome.
Thanks ..your topic beautiful .. Good luck
Sounds like a great run, and that you're in store for quite a great time pretty soon!