Monday, March 07, 2011

anticipation...

in less than 2 weeks i'll be running my second marathon...

i'm excited...
but honestly... i'm trying not to think about it too much.

i don't want to be the stress case that i was last time.

this time it's going to be different.
i know what to expect...
i know my body better than i did last time...
i have a big group of friends that are running it too...
i want to go out and have a good time :)
and do my best.

this past week i spent recovering. 
after wednesday's visit to the PT...
i've taken his advice to heart and rested...
heated/iced/stretched/aleve'd...
on friday it was feeling considerably better...
i went for a nice easy 3 mile jog.
it felt great.  i was so happy.

saturday i decided to skip the scheduled tempo run
and just run the miles, but easy...
ran 12mi avg 9:02 pace...
a little stiff after...but just did my recovery routine...
and by the evening was feeling pretty good.
sunday our little modesto group was together for our long run...
i think this was our last double digit run until the marathon...
10.32 miles avg 9:21 pace.
feeling really good. no pain in the hip...just a little sore after.

woke up today...the pain is almost gone...
i am relieved...to say the least...
that was 25.53 miles in 3 days...and i'm feeling the best i have since i got hurt.
couldn't ask for more.

our team shirts came the other day...
all of us are going to be wearing the fca endurance shirts.

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