yeah, stupid me is running a marathon in 7 days! What was I thinking??? This week was supposed to be a short run weekend-it ended up being a sleep weekend for me! I did run both days but it was at night. last night Velcro and i got a short evening run in before bed. We were supposed to run the race for the rescues this morning but all i wanted to do was sleep. So I knew i had to run tonight! Well how lucky was I!! It was sunny this morning when I was supposed to run and as the day progressed the weather got more perfect! When i set out for my trail run (yes i ran a trail run tonight-I was jonesing for dirt!) it was raining! That wonderful misty rain! I had my new bamboo long sleeved shirt on from www.gypsyrunner.com and off we went!
Now on to this pesky marathon I am running. What was I thinking when I signed up for it? Obviously I wasnt thinking. Do I feel ready-honestly I have no idea. I have run 3 marathons before, the last being NYC in 2004-thats like a lifetime ago. I do have one thing going for me, I'm an older smarter runner now! I probably wont be any faster but I will pay attention to other things!
If you care, here is my bib# for the Marine Corp Marathon. Bib # 11127 I will be accepting all kinds of cheers and support from anyone who cares to send me texts, emails, tweets, facebook comments-they will all be accepted on October 31st 2010!
Oct 13 RUN: 3.11 miles with Velcro before work (42:38)
Oct 14 RUN: 2.00 miles with Velcro before work (27:14)
Oct 15 RUN 3.5 miles with Velcro before work (43:04)
Oct 17 RUN 18 miles (LB Half + 5 miles)
Oct 19 RUN 1.5 miles with Velcro before work (22:28)
Oct 21 RUN 3.15 miles with Velcro before work (47:07)
Oct 22 RUN 2.6 miles with Velcro before work (34:26)
Oct 23 RUN 3.12 miles with Velcro (44:38)
Oct 24 RUN 5.61 miles on the trails with Velcro ( 1:37)
BTW here are 2 of my official race photos from long beach and my favorite picture, Velcro kisses after the race!