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.


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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