Monday, September 12, 2005

Only 3 more weeks to go...

Last week was the peak week of my training. I did a total of 40 miles of running last week and 20 of that was done yesterday. Needless to say, my legs hurt and I am pretty tired today. Now, I just have a few weeks of progressively lighter running and then on October 2nd, I run the actual marathon. It will be interesting to do and I am very nervous about it, due to the fact that I just want to finish in a reasonable time without walking any of it (except the water stops). Hopefully, I will do fine.

I do fear what my body will feel like at the end, though, since my legs started to hurt badly immediately after I stopped running at the end of 20 miles yesterday. I need to pick up some of those running gels for the race, though, since I hear that at about mile 19 or so is when you want to suck one of those down to give you energy to finish. I definitely felt very spent and I hear those things instantly revitalize you, so I am sure that is what I will need to do the remaining 6 miles. I ran over 3/4 of a marathon yesterday, so I imagine sheer determination can get me through the remainder of it. Wish me luck.

1 Comments:

Blogger Memere Kitty said...

Good luck, Jason. I'm sorry we won't be there to cheer you on, but we'll be thinking about you.

10:04 PM  

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