Monday, June 21, 2010
Countdown to the Marathon:
It's so hard to believe we are actually in the final days of marathon training...
Less than 3 weeks away!!! Jared, Daniel and I ran 18 miles yesterday, in perfect running conditions-60 degrees and overcast--and I could not believe how great it felt! What a relief that was. So far I'm feeling really good-minus the gigantic blisters on both big toes. Occaisionally I'll start to have hip pain after about an hour of running, but I've been trying to be diligent about icing them. Jared has been struggling with some knee pain, but we think it is probably his IT band, so hopefully we can get it under control. And we've gotten a hang of the whole hydration thing-we've got a water belt and every 20 min we walk for about 30 sec or so while we get a drink.
It took us just over 2 and a half hours. I know in the back of my mind I am hoping to finish the marathon in under 4 hours, although I also know it is best to not set a time goal for the first marathon. I know I will be happy just to finish! I'm super thrilled that my parents are both going to make the trip out to Missoula to cheer us on-Wow it will be so amazing to have them there to see us make that accomplishment. We've all got our hotel rooms, registration is complete, and running will start to taper off.
I'm so excited...we have actually started planning our next marathon for the fall!! We're open to suggestions-September or Octoberish