As most of you know, a marathon training cycle is typically about 4 months long. Four very long, often physically brutal, and for this particular cycle, painfully cold, months. Wait, why do I do this again? Kidding. (sort of). When I get to this point, just a few days before the race itself, I tend to look back and reflect a bit. Because for all of the workouts that were so hard, where I found myself frustrated and wanting to throw in the towel, there were an equal number of runs that made me feel like I was a superhero. A feeling that is not only amazing, but is likely one of the main reasons that I continue to run these crazy ass races over and over again. I also like to take a moment at this stage to recognize how unbelievably lucky I am to have such an incredible support system, without which I would never make it to the start line (knock on wood). So, here's to you. All of you.
~ To my coach, Lowell Ladd (of 2L Coaching) for his guidance and support.
~ To RUNNERBOX for all the goodies and new products that I've gotten to try.
~ To my LHS runners who keep me inspired day in and day out.
Listen to this:
Keep On Running - Andy Bull
* Congrats to Tom S., winner of the RUNNERBOX Race Day Survival Kit. May you always be ready.