Monday, July 26, 2010

The Training Is On

Well, I'm here again in the midst of marathon training. My first I realize during a very hot summer - doesn't make it easy to keep the goal pace at all and as a result, I'm suffering more with the mental mind games.

The training is going well - I've got some shin/knee/per FB "attachment" issues but other than that, the miles are piling up and I feel really good. Actually, today I feel excited. Last week I was feeling like Debbie Downer, why do I do this blah blah blah blah.

Enter my Falmouth Road Race number - the best yet - F161 - puts me running elbows with my own elite Goons but then the Elites such as Meb and Sara Hall - can't beat that. It was just the shot in the arm I needed right now. On top of that, I ran with 5 other men Saturday for a nice 18 miles on a morning that the weather Gods finally threw us a was overcast, misty and for the most part cool (except it was pretty humid) - one of the best days yet for the long run. My Brewski had to sit out but his layoff this time, only for a day thank goodness.

Today I sit post a comfortable 5 miles the day before Yankee. Not sure what Yankee will bring - I hope to beat my 1:15:40 from last year but won't risk injury as I feel my body has been especially sensitive. I will head out with Enforcer and Showtime and see what happens. I'm looking forward to it.

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