November 15, 2010

Marathon Monday!

I am 6 days out from running my first marathon.

How do I feel about this? Well, it depends when you ask me. Right now, terrified. Last night, on top of the world. I think it's a good thing that I'm feeling this way but, my goodness when I get nervous, I get nervous. 

Right now, the weather forecast is looking good. Cold, but sunny. I'm trying my best to eat right and get the right amount of sleep and not worry too much about things this week. I cancelled my 12 mile run planned for yesterday in favor of a 10k run at the advice of my professor/advisor who ran his 10th NYC Marathon last weekend. So, I'm feeling pretty good.

5 mile tempo run tomorrow. Rest Wednesday. 5 miles easy on Thursday. 3 miles easy on Friday. 26.2 on Sunday. 

The thing is, I know I can do this. I know I won't go out to early and I know that I NEED to drink Gatorade from the 10k point on so that I don't cramp up. I'm anticipating a time close to 4 hours. I have a race strategy in my mind, but I have plenty of time to think it through while racing. I just need to remember to have fun with, right?

Thoughts, feelings, tips, advice, and encouraging e-mails are much appreciated this week =)

Happy Monday! 


  1. Sweetie, don't panic! You can do it! I know the feeling--a year ago this week I was going through the exact same motions. Stress, excitement, fear, etc. Just know that your body can do it. You can do it. You are ready. Don't get too bogged down if you aren't going to be able to meet your time goal--when I realized I wasn't going to make mine, I totally lost it and got grumpy and upset and then beat myself up about it for weeks. <--That? Is stupid. Go out there, run and enjoy it. Know that very few people will ever run 26.2, but you will. That is awesome no matter what. Good luck!!

  2. Good luck Christy! I believe in you! :o)

  3. Good luck, girl - you can do it!! Confidence is key and you are ready to roll!!

  4. Ahh! I am so excited for you! You're going to ROCK, lady!

  5. You're going to kill it! Just trust your training and you will be fine. I'll be sending you positive vibes on race day :)

  6. You are going to do great! ENJOY the whole thing! Don't get wrapped up in time, stick to your nutrition, hydration and mental plans - and everything else will fall into place!
    You're gonna rock it!
    Run fast, Run strong and ENJOY it! You only get ONE first marathon ;)

  7. Yes! Just have fun! You will do great! Enjoy the experience and don't watch the clock - it will make it that much more memorable!

  8. That's amazing...Good luck to your race..Have fun and enjoy!!

    "Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
    -Oprah Winfrey ~spyder ski

  9. i hope you did amazing yesterday!! thats so exciting! congrats!


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