Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Surprise in the Mail
This came in the mail this weekend! This totally made my day when I opened it. Last year I mentally psyched myself out for the marathon. I felt like I was surrounded by "serious runners" and I run because I LOVE to run. I have never been one to focus on my pace or mile splits. I prefer to go out and run 18-20 miles verses run for time! But just recently I starting focusing on my pace and doing speed work. I feel I have become a stronger runner and my times have improved during my runs. I am really pumped up to go to Boston this year and race this marathon. I am going up with my AMAZING cheer squad and we are going to have a blast for sure! My best buddy's made t-shirts for all of us to wear and they ROCK! We are staying at a fabulous hotel right at the finish line and have a ton of fun things planned including Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston Red Socks game and lots of yummy meals! Even if I don't reach my goal time I am going to have a once in a lifetime experience with amazing people I love!
Today's workout was a fairly easy 8 miles @ a 7:37 pace and felt pretty good. I am a little sore from TRX Tuesday especially my hamstrings so I didn't push the pace too much today. I also squeezed in a quick 4 mile shakeout run prior to TRX class. Now I am off to lacrosse practice!
Anyone else heading to Boston?
How do you mentally get through a tough race?