Thursday, October 11, 2012

OMG....I'm really going to do this AGAIN? :>)

In a little more than 36 hours from now, I'll be "toeing the line" in Bushnell Park in beautiful downtown Hartford, CT, taking part in my 3rd marathon.........

It's not that doubts are creeping into my thoughts........they've always been there.  I use them as motivation....use them as something to confront and overcome.  You can have a perfect training cycle, have the right clothes, eat the right foods, feel great at the line, and still have everything fall apart due to something unexpected......or you can have lousy training, feel like crap, and then go out and have a crushing PR.  The point is that you never can really know what the day will bring until you get out there and get started.  And that all I'm left with now....

My training is done, and I'm heading down to Hartford in the morning.  Looks like it might be a bit chilly (33-40) Saturday morning, but I can dress for a cold run.....tights, gloves, hat, longsleeve shirt......but that's all completely out of my hands now. 

I'm mentally ready.....and physically ready.

No more excuses......it's almost time to run!

Thanks for all of your kind wishes and comments........I look forward to having a great story to tell after I get back!

11 comments:

  1. Make sure you eat enough. I think I should've eaten more last Sunday. Have fun!

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  2. Yes, you're going to do this again because some strange part of us loves this stuff. It's over coming all that happens to us when we hit those later miles. It's that FANTASTIC feeling when we cross the finish line knowing that we conquered our doubts, defeated our body when it was starting to hurt, and winning the ultimate fight those 3 times when we wanted to quit.
    You'll do great. Remember, an even pace is the most efficient way to run a marathon. No banking miles, even pace. Good luck.

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  3. I just hopped over here from Heather's blog (will run for coffee) and wanted to say Good luck!!

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  4. Have a great race! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  5. You got this Bill!!!! Go get that PR!!!!

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  6. So proud of you! I don't think I could do it again!!!

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  7. Yes - you have this!!!! Keep warm and rock that race!

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  8. Good luck and have fun. Saw some pics of the race and it looks like a beautiful place to run!

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