Marathon Week: Tuesday

Race week.  I know I wrote that it was that just yesterday, but its getting more and more real every single time I think about it.  And more and more EXCITING every single time I think about it! 
This just happened in g-chat:
 me:  JASON.  i am running a marathon in 5 DAYS!!!!
His response: Yay.

Yep.  That's it.  No caps, no exclaiming.  I am pretty sure it is just a "yay.  then maybe you'll stop waking up at 4:30 in the morning."  Not likely! 

Yeah.  That's how I have been feeling lately.  It's all I can think about.  I suppose that is normal.  It is one of the ONLY things that I think about right now, because I just cannot wait to be running.  Yes, I realize I am going to be running for hours and hours, but I am still unbelievably excited about it.  I am struggling with the fact that I have run more than 20 miles 2 times, and I haven't had a long run in under double digits since early February!

I plan to go home and test out my planned marathon apparel for one 3 mile run.  I am still deciding if this will be a treadmill run or an outdoors run.  If it is treadmill, it will be a 4x400 workout with a half mile warm up and a half mile cool down.  If it ends up outside, then it will just be a regular easy run.  Easy since intervals and speedwork might not be my current best decision.

In other news, my diet has been sucking and this happened:
No, I did not eat all of those today, just most of them.  Sigh.  I feel guilty trying to skip carbs right now because of the long one, and I would be FINE if I was eating nice whole grains, but instead I am eating straight up sugar!

Sigh.  I'll let  you know where I end up on the run!


  1. 5 days! That's awesome, good luck to you. I'm excited to read about it when you are done too!


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