Thursday, December 1, 2011
In Case You Need a Laugh Today
I posted this video last spring when I was training for my first marathon. I still laugh every time I watch it!
My second marathon is just 2 days away. 2 days! I am not nearly as nervous this time. I have run 480 training miles in 13.5 weeks to prepare. However, I have only run farther than 22 miles one time, and that was my first marathon. Lynn and I ran two 18s, one 19, two 20s, and one 22 miler during our training this time. We should be ok! The weather forecast is looking promising, with the low Friday night predicted to be 38 degrees and the high Saturday, 60. 60 is a little warm for a marathon, but that is way, way cooler than my first marathon, where the finishing temperature was 89!
My goal is still under five hours. Lynn and I completed our first marathon in 5 hours, 15 minutes. I really, really hope we can beat that time. I really, really want a 4 in the hours part of my time.
We have a fun weekend planned with friends before, during, and after the race. We have several St. Jude Marathon race weekend traditions that we have established, and I am looking forward to the entire experience.
Enjoy the video!