Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Miscellany for Wednesday--Marathon Edition

I am just a few days away from marathon #14. Here's a few thoughts I've had this week.
  • This will be my first marathon I've run on a Saturday.
  • This will also be my first marathon I've run with a Garmin. Usually I would hate this, but Coach and I have set up a specific pacing plan to follow.
  • I have lost 8-10 pounds (depending on the day) since the start of November and have made it down to the perfect racing weight.
  • I haven't had a drop of alcohol since the end of February. Yeah, I'm that dedicated.
  • I have run 424.4 miles since November in preparation for this race (and the upcoming season). Doesn't seem like a lot, but it's the equivalent of 16 marathons.
  • I haven't missed a single run workout since November 1st. Did I mention I got dedicated?
  • I am looking forward to getting some cupcakes after the marathon. I hear it's the thing to eat in DC.
  • I'm also looking forward to seeing my teammates Kati and Kiersten this weekend.
  • I thought signing up for a marathon at the end of March in a place a little more south would wield better weather. As it turns out it's going to be cloudy and in the high 30s. At least I have trained in conditions exactly like that. Packing has been a challenge, though. I've got everything I would need to wear for weather like that. I'll make a game-time decision Saturday morning on what I'll actually wear.
  • This might be the most excited I've been for a marathon ever. Let's go!


mollyberries said...

Good luck! I was just in DC visiting this past weekend. I stopped by a lil' place called 'Hello Cupcake' in Dupont Circle. DELICIOUS! My friend who lives in DC says there is a sort of 'Cupcake War' going on between some of the bakeries. Enjoy the race and definitely treat yourself for all of the hard work!

Ashley said...

Good luck Meredith - I think all that dedication will pay off! Enjoy your post-race cupcake.

Melissa C said...

Good Luck Meredith! I know you will do great!

tri like mary said...

Good luck! Your dedication is inspiring and you're going to kill it! DC is gorgeous too - I can't wait to read the race report.

2 Teach The Teacher said...

I wish I had your dedication! I've been mentally preparing for a 5 K, the longest I've ever run, and one time ever last year, and haven't been able to get myself to do more than 1 run a week. Did I mention it's on April 9? Two weeks away? Yup, guess I'd better get more dedicated then. Enjoyed reading your blog!

gottatryit said...

Hope the marathon went well for you. I also just finished the National Marathon. The weather was absolutely outstanding! Couldn't have asked for anything better. Rather than a post-race cupcake, I stuck with the cheesecake factory. Can't wait to read your race report!