I’m writing this in the midst of NYC’s Snowtober. And when I think back on my training season, it seems only fitting that my last week would end in a freak snow storm… considering it started in an insane heat wave (remember?).
Marathon training is always interesting. You start off with a plan and at some points you’re right on target and at other points you’re way off. There are weeks when you are confident and can’t wait to bound out the door to log miles and some days when you can’t will yourself to get out of bed to lace up your shoes. There are workouts when you have all the confidence in the world, and others when you doubt yourself incredibly.
This is all part of the training process. The marathon is the exact same way.
The marathon is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. I’ll be comfortable during the grueling miles thinking back to my tough workouts (I’m looking at you). There will be miles when I’m riding high.
This time next week – at 10:10 – I’ll be heading off on the course. Right now? I can’t wait. I’m starting to slowly feel my unbridled excitement turn a little nervous, which is fine. I have some fun marathon prep activities on my agenda, so that should help.
Today? Last long run (only 10 miles!). Next Sunday? The big dance, haha.