Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fifty Days and Counting...

I am not sure if it is terrifying or awesome that time is moving so quickly - but either way - the 117th Boston Marathon is a mere 50 days away. AHHHHHHH. (Don't freak out. Don't freak out...) In all seriousness, I'm just getting insanely excited.

Training has been going pretty well. I have to say that I'm comfortable with my progress and I feel strong. I've been doing a ton of cross-training during this cycle, which is a little bit different from the last time around. I've also been getting in great speed work every week. My long runs are up to 18 miles right now - which means that taper is just around the corner. (How is that possible? TOO SOON!) 

The only concern at this point is staying healthy. No illness. No injury. Thank you very much. I was getting a little bit nervous earlier in the week, because I had a distinct sharp pain over my left knee (which I consider my good knee.) It felt like my knee couldn't hold weight and wanted to collapse inward. I'm not sure what that was all about, but I imagine it had something to do with running on ice and snow all winter. I didn't feel it at all today on my long run - so hopefully I am in the clear. 

So - for the remainder of my training, the goals are as follows:
  • Stay healthy
  • Stay rested and fresh
  • Stick religiously to training plan
  • Clean up diet (my diet is good, but not Boston Marathon good)
  • Stay crazy excited. Enjoy every second of the anticipation and build up! 
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