Thursday, May 5, 2011

8 days

Life has been crazy and I feel so behind BUT I am not going to let that get me down or DISTRACTED. I am days away from running my second marathon. Training has been challenging to squeeze in these last few weeks. My hubby farms for WSU and has been MIA since field season has begun and May seems to be my busiest month for consulting as well.

BUT...

Even with challenges I am seeing growth and SPEED. Thanks Mel (COACH)!
Last week:

13.1 @ 8:29 pace 1:50:28 (it was a flat trail but I am counting it)

5K today: 23:06 7:25 pace


So with that...

I am feeling encouraged and excited with the POSSIBILITIES!
The POSSIBILITIES are big BUT I am trying to stay focused and HOPE for a good LONG RUN!

Things can go wrong so quickly so I am trying to be prepared and OK with that.

There is magic in thinking that it could...go PERFECTLY!


COACH
made me a pace band that I will test out this weekend. I have never wore one before or even thought about pace but after 16 weeks of training...why not??

I am hesitant to SHARE my goal pace...but I will.

Not sure how long I will be able to hold it but shooting for....

8:35 ish....sub 4!! OK I said it, it is out! I know I am crazy.
I know I am dreaming.
I know 26.2 is a LONG LONG RUN!
!

I may not reach this LOFTY goal BUT on the other hand I just MIGHT!!

No matter what I HOPE to P.R. Going to be a journey and running with
Blonde Pony, Quads and Lisa! Good luck ladies...going to be a memory maker!

P.S. Please say a prayer for no wind or rain. Thank you very much!

Portland Marathon 4:17
Winderere Marathon ??

14 comments:

track coach and adorable wife said...

After the fun you had in Portland, how could you not want some wind and rain! I keep dry thoughts for you, and speedy ones too!

Kerrie T. said...

Believe it, lady! You can do it!

Michelle said...

You can do this! Sometimes just believing in something with such emotion makes it become a reality! Be sure to embrace tapering and go in with fresh legs. I don't think training plans ever go "as planned"....I like to think they build mental character!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YOu have worked so hard and it WILL show on race day. BELIEVE, VISUALIZE and RELAX...you so have this. I am excited to get the post race phone call to tell me all about how awesome you did.. Yes it is a RULE you have to call your Coach first :) OK maybe second or third but I NEED a phone call. 8 days!!!

Richelle said...

You'll totally get that sub-4! I'll be praying for beautiful weather for your race.

Nikki Kendall said...

Good Luck Girlfriend!!! You are going to do amazing!

Erika said...

You will rock this!! Good luck!

SupermomE12 said...

You totally have this! My first marathon was a 4:15 in December, and then I just did the SLC Marathon two weeks ago in 3:57:18 official time (with four minutes lost to porta potties). With the paces you have been running you are totally on target for a sub-4 marathon. Just stay positive and have lots of fun. :)

Meredith said...

Oh sweet friend!!! You are going to absolutely rock it!! I am so so so excited for you!

Marlene said...

Based on the times you are posting, sub-4 is WELL within reach! Go for it, girl!

LauraElaine said...

You're going to do great! off to say my "no rain" prayers :)

Karen said...

You are so going to get it! Best of luck in your last weeks of training!! Can't wait to hear about it!! :0)

Nicole Wagner said...

Race Day Magic Harmony!!! I'm counting on it too...it WILL happen, I just feeeeeeel it! believe in yourself, you can do this!!! and I am praying for NO WIND and NO RAIN too!!!! eeeeeek 6 days!!!!! xoxxoox

Carlee said...

You can do it! I think that goal looks perfect!