My last week of marathon training was full of nice easy runs….
- Monday: 4 mi – 35min -8:45 pace: What is wrong with my Garmin…again not working! Ugh! I think my distance and time is about right, rough guesstimate. 1 week to go!
- Wednesday: 4.09 mi –40min -9:44 pace: 4 easy miles trying to keep all those phantom injury out of my head.
- Friday: 5 mi – 47min -9:18 pace: I really hate pre-race jitters! This 5 mile run felt like 100 and every part of me hurt…go away phantom pains.
- Saturday: 4.5 mi – 41min – 9:11 pace: Training is done! Felt much better than yesterday and heading to #bostonmarathon expo soon. My only wish now is that we could have weather more like this morning for Monday.
Yesterday we headed into Boston to pick up my bib. This event was by far the biggest marathon expo I’ve attended.
Beautiful day outside…crazy crowds inside!
Marathon Mantras: Unstoppable and Find Your Strong
We walked by this Irish Pub and decided the upper deck seating was the best place to be to enjoy lunch.
One thing I hoped not to have to worry about was the weather. Oh, I know it is wasted energy to worry about something you have no control over, but the butterflies in my stomach are just not listening! I’ve been watching the 10 day forecast all week and have watched it change constantly from low’s of 62 to rain to cloudy to high of 87. It now seems to be that we will have to battle the heat.
With this heat issue I am all confused on my attire for tomorrow. I am definitely ok with my top of choice, however I am not prepared to wear shorts! Eeek! I am still not sure what I will decide to do. I would hate to wear something I have not taking on a test drive, but I think the heat may trump that fear.
Of course the heat has been the biggest talk of this Boston Marathon. It may prove to be the hottest Boston marathon in history. I saw this tweet on Friday and thought the advice was stated perfectly….
I am going to steal the encouragement a friend gave me earlier on FB to share with all the Boston Runners: Run strong, run smart, and please be safe in the heat!
I pray that after tomorrow I will have safely finished my 5th marathon. The training is done, hydration is my focus today, being calm and having fun is my mission tomorrow, but the rest I leave in God’s hands. I may not know what His plan is for me tomorrow, but I must trust in it, stay out of my own way and just allow it to happen.running by faith, Bekah
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