Seven more days ! Thank you so much for continuing to read my blog because I am sure you are probably fed up because the marathon is
pretty much all I post about lately ! This post is no different.
I had my final longish run this past Saturday, 12K. I live near the middle part of the marathon so came across the above sign, as well as several kilometer markers along my run :
I had been wondering if it would be marked in miles and kilometers, but I only came across kilometer markers…. at least that helps me clarify my mindset. I have been moving from miles to km to miles…. my training book is miles, but I have always trained with km, so my mind gets muddled, constantly switching between the 2.
There were not too many people out when I started, and it was actually kind of nice having a “shorter” run. I was home by 10 a.m. and felt I had the rest of the day !
I also received last week the (final ??) email with all the details about the race. Asics which is one of the big sponsors does free pace bracelets, so I had one made that I will pick up at the expo. They even made me my own personal map !
If you notice, I put in a time of 4:45. I would say that is my A goal, to finish under 4:45. My B goal is to finish in under 5 hours, and my C goal is to finish. Period ! Building this helped me on Saturday where I tested out my planned time, to see if I could do my 10K within an hour and 7 minutes. I was pretty darn close !
I have also spent the last week stalking the weather. I haven’t thought too much about my race outfit yet, waiting to see how things evolve. Rain showers were initially announced but it now looks to be a little nicer.
I have also been getting really excited about the race expo (Salon du Running). I went to the 2015 Expo and loved it ! This week I am meeting a friend there Thursday evening to pick up our race packets. I will go back on Saturday to meet up with a women who is also running the marathon for the first time and we have become “virtual friends” on Instagram.
So I checked out all the details :
All that running stuff under one roof. Yes, I am excited.
I still have 3 short runs on my agenda this week, and I will be tweaking my hydration and nutrition, planning my race outfit and trying to sleep as much as I can.
Other than that, I haven’t had much time for anything else. We have a 3 day weekend here for Easter, though my daughter had a gym competition today. On Easter ? Kind of crazy in a Catholic dominated country….
If you missed it, head over to my Runfessions post from Tuesday… I had been keeping a secret from my readers.
How was your week ? Did you do any racing ? Any last minute pieces of advice you’d give me ?