2 weeks ’til mickey

December 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm 1 comment

week of dec 21
total mileage 28
weeks until disney 2

sunday 3 miles ~ neighborhood

monday off

tuesday 5 mile ~ gornto loop
time 46:42

wednesday off

thursday off

friday off

saturday 20 miles ~ fishhawk
time 3:17:52

shoes
asics gt-2130 old pair
total mileage 437
asics gt-2130 new pair total mileage 199

ever since i pulled my muscle i’ve been unable (or unwilling) to put in all the miles my schedule calls for. i don’t know if it’s a mental block, physical exhaustion or simply a laissez-fair attitude about the necessity of every single mile. i hate to think i’ve burnt myself out but that may be. don’t get me wrong. i love my run. need it. i will never be without again. but i’ve hit a point to where i’m ready for this marathon to happen. i want done with this challenge. i want it tackled, succeeded and behind me. maybe so i can do the next one without the intensity this one has dominated the last few months of  my existence with. or maybe so i can simply run not train.

this week brought my last long run before the official taper begins~ a 20 miler that should offer up some dramatic story. but really i have little to say about it. it was a run. it was long … lol. ok so maybe it was a bit more than simply that. to break the 20-mile mark really is  an accomplishment i am proud of but somehow it’s not what i expected it to be. i maintained my recent average. i had a regimented sport bean and G2 pattern. my partner pushed my pace. it was what has become my typical training run.

typical …

i know i am about to tackle one of the greatest challenges of my life. running a marathon is not something everyone takes on. i should feel proud. i should feel energized and accomplished. i wish i understood why i don’t. is it nerves? am i setting the scene for failure should it occur? am i tired? a part of me wishes it was such but honestly i think it’s something else. something i’m not even prepared to share on here. maybe after. maybe another time. maybe.

13 days ~DAYS ~ until disney. that’s all i have left to say.

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  • 1. sarah  |  December 30, 2008 at 9:29 am

    its tough when you have been preparing for something for so long and then when
    it is right there in front of you, you don’t feel the way you want to feel.
    i hope the feelings of excitement come to you as the days pass but if they
    don’t you can borrow mine. im so excited for what you are about to
    accomplish. you inspire me and i’ve enjoyed reading about each part of
    your journey!

    Reply

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