Then again, I could just, you know, run – a la Forrest Gump.
I also need some mental tricks to get me through those miles that seem endless and painful. For me, this usually happens around 20-24. At my last half I kept repeating “Strong. Powerful. Tough.” That seemed to help quite a bit. I guess I could always channel my inner badass. W.W.B.K.D? (What would Beatrix Kiddo do?)
(Anyone up for a jog?)
My goal time is 4:15, but I won’t be totally displeased with 4:30. It’s a marathon folks and anything can happen. I am mentally telling myself that no matter what I do, I will have run 26.2 miles and that is pretty gosh darn awesome in itself.
So readers out there, what are your best marathon tips and tricks?