Three things on my mind with less than twelve days to the Boston Marathon.
I had what will likely be the last long tempo run yesterday. I often get asked, "what's your goal for your marathon" with the expectation of "I will complete it in _______ amount of time." The first answer I always give is, "complete the training." Completing a marathon is one thing, but the training itself is not a trivial thing.
Needless to say, I was "jumping for joy" after my seven mile tempo run on Wednesday.
700, But who's counting
I hit a new high-water mark in number of miles trained for this marathon...700. The only asterisk is that some of those miles were on the bike (I'm not a century rider,) but some were also in the water. For the non-swimmers out there, it takes quite a bit longer to cover a mile in the water.
Free SeekingBostonMarathon stickers to the first three that can solve the above run riddle.
I posed the question on twitter yesterday. Are toenails required to run a marathon? I hope not because I will line up in Hopkinton with only five. Skip the shoe size advice...my issue is I've converted to more of a mid to forefoot strike. Run more than a few miles downhill without a heel strike and you will lose a toenail or two along the way. It also helps to clip your toenails a bit shorter, but who has time for that. #notafootmodel