Not too much to report in the land of marathon training. The taper has begun, and boy, am I ready. The last 2 speed workouts were intense – longer than I have ever done for tempo paces. On Tuesday, I ran 7 miles at an adjusted tempo pace of 8:30ish. Then, today, I ran 9 miles easy, then 9 miles at 8:30ish again. I surprised myself at how easily I ran these workouts. I guess there really is something to this training thing!
One of my running buddies was talking about running a 4 hour marathon. We are all right there on the edge. I think it would be awesome, but I don’t want to psyche myself out too much. I don’t want to be disappointed. Finishing my first marathon should not be disappointing at all. Instead, I will think about this hilarious video one of my other running buddies showed me from Buzzfeed. Enjoy!
Do you stress yourself out with time goals? How do you cope?