Saturday, June 18, 2011
The marathon was a week ago today and I have just been too beat to post about it. I want to do a nice long run down of the event and the course but haven't had it in me yet. I will do that for any people who may come across this blog during a search of this marathon. I know when I was getting ready for the Hatfield McCoy I found several blog posts written on the event and it really helped to read up on it. Until then, here is the post I did for my other blog.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday I ended up walking with my mother, Lothar and the kids. We pushed Michael in the stroller but Mallory walked. It was nice to have them along and just chat and not push it. Tuesday I did a fast what I thought was 4 miles. I timed myself out 30 minutes and back 30 minutes thinking that would be 4 miles. Later I clocked the mileage in the car and actually did 4.8 miles in that amount of time so I must be doing better than a 15 minute mile. That was it! My last training walk. Today I will swing by the Y and have the gal who has kept the kids in the Kids Korner sign my marathon shirt. And maybe one or two others there. The kids are off to a day camp at Michael's preschool so I will have 4 hours to reclaim the house after Michael's big party and get ready for the weekend.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
I am sooooooooo excited! I can't wait to get started!!! I only have 7 more total miles of training to do before the big day!! I will do a quick 3 around here on Monday but then Tue I want to do my route near the Y that I have been doing for these last few weeks. I just am so happy to be here. It's been a long 16 weeks of training and now it's time! Let's do it!
I got my name and 26.2 put on my shirt that I had gotten for the race. Then I ordered green shirts for Paul and the kids that say Team Tammy and 26.2 and Hatfield McCoy Marathon and the date. I am going to have people sign my shirt with fabric markers. I think that will be fun and a nice memento of the big event!
I only had to do a short 3 miles on Friday so I got up and got it done early in the neighborhood near where we live. Felt good and fine. Saturday I was supposed to do 8 but we had Michael's party and I was zonked so I did 6 miles today (Sunday) and called it good enough! Tomorrow is a 3 and Tue a 4 and that is IT!!!!! I am sooooooooo excited to get to the marathon! I have been reading other people's reviews of it again and it sounds like just so much fun! I am ready. The weather forecast for Sat shows scattered thunderstorms but maybe they will be later in the day after the marathon is over! Other reviews say there is a lot of shade on the course so that's great news! Bring on the 26.2!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Tuesday I got in 6 but had to do it inside. It was just too hot out for me to think about going especially at the time I had to go. Then Wed I did 4 outside. It was bearable. Today was a rest day. Tomorrow is a measly 3 miles! I haven't had a walk that short on my training schedule since the first few weeks of this venture. Saturday I have an 8 to do and that is basically it until the big day! Yahoo!