Run, run as fast as you can!

Run, run as fast as you can!

Marathon training ended today. Hallelujah. We are so excited to run this thing. Well, mostly we are excited to cross the finish line, although I’m sure there will be plenty of good things about the actual run itself. Namely that it is mostly flat.

We feel like we are better prepared this time around than we were in Anchorage, but the weather is looking like it is going to give us some trouble. I’m sure it will just add to the joy and exhilaration and we won’t mind being rained on a bit. We’re still holding to our goal of under 4 hours and we are planning to run with a pace group which should help a lot, but we are also aware that we can’t plan for everything. What we can do is plan to gorge ourselves on pizza and ice cream Saturday night while we kick back and relax (and nurse our poor, sore legs back to health).

9 thoughts on “Run, run as fast as you can!

  1. good luck you two! I’m excited to hear how it goes. It’s been 5 months since I ran Boston and I’m finally starting to feel like thinking about running long distances again. I just got the itch a little again reading your post. :)

  2. ooh ooh oooooooooohhhhhh—my inspirations. a pace group? genius. i just know you two are going to wow me and make me jealous (in a good,friendly way). you always do.i’ve been post marathon gorging for about a full month now, uh- oh, and have a few things ie pounds to show for it.

    and ever since we had that conversation after simon was born i’ve ben soooo curious/ nervous to see if marathom pain would trump childbearing pain. and wouldn’t you know it childbirth was way harder. so there’s something semi hopeful? unless an under 4hr marathon hurts more than an over 4 hr one, which it very well might….

    anyway, i’m so beyond pumped for you and micah.

  3. I’ve been meaning to ask you if natural childbirth or the marathon was harder for you. I think that knowing how far along you are in the marathon helps. With Simon I thought I was within minutes of giving birth and then it took another two hours. That wasn’t nice at all.

  4. Good luck! I’m looking forward to hearing how it goes. Jolena has been giving me some running tips and I have hope that maybe one day… I can run a marathon like you! Ü

  5. Good luck and have so much fun! I can only hope and imagine that Simon will not be along for the ride like he was on the 20-mile training run…that still amazes me!

  6. Good Luck! I don’t know how you do it. After I ran a 5k two weeks ago my hips and knees were so sore I could barely walk. I need to do more yoga or something. You’re awesome and I’m sure you’ll do great, even if it rains.

  7. Hurrah! You’ll have to let me know if marathon number two is easier/harder than the first. I’m so excited for you! I just barely made it under 4 hours when I ran my marathon, but it’s SO FUN to beat that goal. You guys pretty much rock anything you put your minds to, so I’m looking forward to your triumphant post-marathon, post-gorge blog post.

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