Training has been going well, but I’ll be honest … I’m going to be very glad when November 12th rolls around and marathon training is over! :) Life was VERY different in 2008 when I trained for and ran 2 marathons. Jon’s job was fairly flexible, we only had 1 kiddo, and we lived near my parents. Fast forward to 2012 and 3 kiddos, far away from family, a busier job plus studying for a huge engineering exam … and it is harder to fit the training in!
I am tired and my body is tired.
But at the same time, it is empowering to know that I am doing what I’m doing. It kind of feels like this secret life – most of my non running friends have no idea the time and miles I put in. To get 8-10 miles in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am often up at 4:45am. I find a sick sense of pleasure in that :) Saturday, I ran 18 miles – 2.5 hours of running.
This Saturday I’ll run 20 miles and in 2 weeks, the goal is 22 miles. I have only had to slightly alter my plan. All in all, I am sticking to it and it is working well.
I feel prepared. I feel like a 3:19-3:25 is possible. Let’s just hope the next 39 days go well so that those feelings stick around! :)