26.2 Marathon- it a tremendous acomplishments. It’s the running community, support and excitement that will get me(anyone) though this run. This sunday morning I am enjoying my coffee, blogging and watching the live Twitter Feed on the Twin Cities Marathon. The energy that surrounds a marathon is exhilarating and I am excited.
If you have never run a marathon, or seen a marathon, I encourage to do so. Running my first 1/2 Marathon in Duluth, MN at Grandma’s Marathon is where I really got hooked. Like most marathons and 1/2 marathons, theses two races are set at separate times. The Duluth race is set on the gorgeous historic highway/downtown along Lake Superior. Although the setting is beautiful it was the amount of people out to support thousands of runners was surprising to me as a new comer. I finished the race, with enough time to get to a spot near the finish to watch world-class athletes finish the last 800 meters. Sitting there enjoying my post snack and Gatorade, I was getting excited as I saw the lead runners come around the corner. Their run was FLAWLESS and it looked effortless! I got the chills and a warm heart not because I finished my first 1/2 marathon, but because I was watching athletes at their peak. They have put in hours, weeks, months of preparation for this event. Sitting there I knew I was now apart of a family, a running community that supported each other. Hook…Line…Sinker.
**pictures from my long run, wild turkeys in the right picture**
Week 16 Schedule: the weather is getting cooler here in Minnesota!
- Monday-REST-Active Rest with Cross Country Runners: I bikes about 5 miles as they ran!
- Tuesday-5 miles- Used this day at another Rest day, I just wanted it.
- Wednesday- 4 miles- 5 miles
- Thursday- 5 miles- 4 Miles
- Friday- REST- 3 Miles-HILLS:)
- Saturday-12 miles- Active Rest- I worked at the Eatery.
- Sunday- cross- LONG RUN…18 miles no running partner:( But super excited that I made 18 miles ALL BY MYSELF!
Week 17 Schedule
- Tuesday-4 miles
- Wednesday- 3 miles
- Thursday- 4 miles
- Friday- REST
- Saturday-8 miles
- Sunday- cross