At this point I think my goal is possible, but I’m still not seeing it as probable. Does that make sense? I have hit my workouts at the right paces I’m just still wondering how it’s all going to play out on race day. I know, I know have a little faith….but I don’t want to jump the gun on this whole crazy goal thing. Plus, the weather in Miami could be a real factor to consider. As Coach EK says, I’m going to trust in my training and see what happens….
I’m happy to report that with only 24 sleeps to go, I really haven’t missed a “key” workout in this training cycle. This means I’ve done all of my long runs, pace runs, tempo runs, and medium long runs. This also means, I’m tired. Heh. I can’t wait for taper madness. I think it’ll be more like taper sanity though.
With all of this training and planning and preparing and looking forward to this race I haven’t really decided what’s next.
I’d like to do the Augusta 1/2 Ironman and a few other tri’s, but I’d also love to do some different races this year. The Gasparilla races here in town should be worth it too because the hometown race is always a blast. And for shiggles I threw my name in the NYC Marathon lottery. It’s expensive but seriously – how cool is it to run through the streets of New York? Too bad I’m not a millionaire cause man does this stuff add up!
The only thing I have planned and paid for at this point is to go visit Red & Spike next month. I’m certain I’m going to freeze my Florida butt off and have a blast doing it. We plan on running a 5K up there during this “winterfest” thingy. All I know is that there are some ice sculptures, snow hill sledding, a 5K, and a chili cook off. In addition, we’ll be doing a few wedding planning things which I’m sure we’ll document in some B.o.B. and Red zany way. Be prepared. Or afraid. One of the two.
What is your year looking like? Do you have it all mapped out already or are you playing it by ear like me?
I do the same thing…I freak out about speed work each week and then meet my goals. Oh yea of little faith! You're going to do awesome in Miami!! My year is half marathonalishious!
24 sleeps! GASP! also please hit the redhead with some snowballs k thanks.
I can't wait until you kick maja ass at Miami!!!
And I REALLY CAN'T WAIT until you come visit! 🙂
I have nothing mapped out only this marathon because I hate putting too much in front of myself and not being able to do it. Possible? More like inevitable!
I agree with your coach. You've been working your butt off for this race, even in shit weather like today and yesterday, which means you are getting stronger and stronger every day! And you've done enough of these damn things to know what you're in for. If you wake up in Miami and it's 80 degrees, then just throw everything at it including the kitchen sink and see what happens! You've got this.
I'm all ears………….. HA
Your training has been spot on my friend. I know that first hand! A wise man once told me, take what the day gives you and control the things that you can. I know that regardless of the outcome, you will be able to say that you left everything on the course when race day gets here.
Yikes only 24 more sleeps! I'm also doing the Miami marathon and have no confidence in my training even though I've been hitting all my paces for most of the time. I'm concerned about the weather since im in Chicago.
I find races just kind of find me. My BF wanted to return to Florida to run the RnR st Pete 2 weeks after Miami- so I can't complain. Get to see my dad, friends, and run another race.
Good luck to you!
play by ear, taking each day/week as it comes
I have one race planned. I tend to only plan 1 or 2 races in advance and let other things fall into place.
And the possible/probable thing? That's your doubts giving you an out if you don't meet your goal. Leave the 'not' at the door, kick it out of your vocab, and fly or fall, leave it all on the course. You're going to have a great race no mater the outcome!
You're ready to marathon all right. Go for it! Wrightsville beach is a good one. So are the one's i'm doing in the next 3 months.
I just posted my 2012 goals today too. Should be a fun and busy year!
Sounds like you are right on track and staying strong!
Run the 10K on January 14th ! Great speed workout before your taper !