I’m running a marathon on Sunday and as is usually the case (even though I tend to forget this during “training”) I am incredibly excited. Regardless of the outcome I just love to run!
Training has been as good as it gets for me since I generally start out with a hard and fast plan and then tweak things and do whatever feels right for me. I only ran one 20 and it kinda sucked but any distance can suck so it doesn’t worry me.
Originally I was going to have to drive to Eugene and move the college boy home for the summer on Saturday. That’s driving four hours round trip, lifting and packing heavy shit into a cargo van and then unpacking the same the day before running 26.2 miles the next day. Blue Eyes called bullshit, however, and now he and I will drive down on Friday (he works on Saturday) afternoon and he and the boy will lift, load and unload as I supervise and then Saturday will be left for me to run a quick couple miles before I do nothing but rest my legs.
I ran this marathon three years ago. It was my first. I like to see improvement every time I run a marathon but I am especially hopeful for improvement at this one.
Bart Yasso was there the first year I ran it. It was cool to hear him announce my name when I finished. He’s scheduled to be here again this year. I’m hoping to get him to sign my copy of his book on Saturday after one of his motivational talks. I’m a Yasso fan. 🙂
A great change from last time will, of course, be Blue Eyes at the finish. Yay!
And the topper? There is a brew fest going on in Esther Shore Park (where the race begins and ends) over the weekend. Race participants get free entry. I’m all about post race beer (and nachos).
So I think things are under control and I’m as ready as I’m going to be. Let’s do this thing!