Just thinking about my Marathons makes me TIRED..
1- Rock N Roll Seattle June 2009 REPORT HERE- I had BIG plans and started with race with the Boston qualifying pacer group. By mile 11 my bladder took over, I lost it and was in survival mode after that.
2- Eugene Marathon May 2010 REPORT HERE- My training was spot on, I started this race strong and confident. I was in the ZONE from start to finish and qualified for BOSTON with a time of 3:37!!
3- (FREE) Green River Marathon June 2010 REPORT HERE- Still a bit out of it after my BQ race this was a FREE Marathon I ran to stay in shape and to be a Marathon Maniac. I ran half with my friend Jon but got TIRED mid way and had to walk a lot and it was HOT!
4- Rock N Roll Seattle June 2010 REPORT HERE- I felt HORRIBLE when the race started, very out of it and super light headed. Thankfully I had Marlene to keep me moving. Together we made this my FAVORITE Marathon to date. Running with a friend vs. running for time is much more FUN!
Saturday morning I met Heidi on the trail for a 10 miler, it was COLD 31' and there was ice on the trail. BRRRRR!! We set out for 10 miles but mid way Heidi felt good so we decided to go for 12...BUT I did not bring water or nutrition...OOPS!! This time of year I can do 10 miles without water/food...but 12 is a different story.. But I made it work, with the help of Heidi, we had great conversation the entire run, gotta love my running buddies..
AND GUESS WHAT?? Sam the Bald Eagle did an amazing flyover and landed above our heads! It was MAJESTIC... I have missed Sam, I was convinced he left me to watch over Zoe..
There were some slushy spots on the bridges, I was careful not to fall. The saying is true the Bigger they are the harder they fall ;) There were very few runners on the trail, one guy was pushing his little girl in a stroller, she was NOT HAPPY!! Been there buddy.
Overall my energy was high and I feel confident going into Marathon #5.... but before then I have..
- Full week of work getting ready for an event
- Leave work at 1:30 Friday to go to Airport
- Fly out at 4:00ish
- Land and head to see Amanda's family
- Go to a show, a few casinos, the expo, check into our hotel, shop, take pictures, win millions, carbo load, get gear ready for the morning, tram all around town, and try to stay off our feet.
- Get up early, tram to the start.. and RUN 26.2 miles!!!
We will walk off our 26.2 around Vegas, then I am on the red eye Monday morning and go straight to work to start my event.. Hmmmm???
I AM TIRED JUST THINKING ABOUT IT!!
But you know what? I am looking forward to going on a quick trip and seeing my good friend. Running a Marathon for my Dad is just what I need...
- How was your Thanksgiving Weekend?
- What do you have coming up that you are Tired just thinking about?