I had an amazing 20 miler during my training...
Now, I have been stressing about this week leading to the marathon all week. Now, I have not looked back on the week leading to that amazing run until tonight and I would like to share it with you!
7 Miles 53:32
Start at 5am
start at 6:51 pm
* I had a note that I was hungover from a date the night before... ;)
start at 5:55am
Friday - YES I RAN FRIDAY!!!
started at 7:03 am
Dinner Friday night...Pei Wei Spicy Korean (ate it all) Vanilla Milkshake from Steak in Shake (drank it all) and then a glass of wine (enjoyed it all)
Breakfast... Coffee, Water, Luna Bar
Temp 76* 89% Humidity
So as you can see, with as much as I worked myself that week, I still managed to get this stellar run in!! This gives me loads of confidence that I can do this again on Saturday!
"To do your best, you've gotta believe in yourself. There is a functional link between physiology and psychology. If you have the confidence to do something, your body will respond. With confidence you can cope with various race day obstacles, but even slight problems are magnified if you lack it. Achieving goals -- long training runs, consistent mileage, increasingly faster times in speed workouts and races -- builds confidence, which results in further improvements in performance. Reflect on these successes as you approach a race and during it to keep your confidence strong." (quoted from The Competitive Runner's Handbook)