Thursday, August 8, 2013

'Twas the Night Before a Long Run


Today was a rest day for me and I took it very seriously!  I slept in a bit and then went to a friend's house and had coffee.  I rested a lot, and carb-loaded for my 18 miler scheduled for the morning! 

I have really been struggling through my long runs so I am mentally preparing myself for it.  Tonight Hubby and I walked some of the path I plan to take and it's a different route than I normally run so I think it might help.  The longest I have run is 15 miles and I did very well with that one and since then I have just fallen apart, it's not that I can't do it, it's just I really have to be mentally prepared that this will be a "long run."  And that it's okay if I don't hit every mile at a certain pace, at this point it's just about finishing it.  By the way, the marathon is in 3 weeks!! 

My brother (who is doing the marathon with me)  gave me some great advice today.  Which I so needed.  His wife also gave me some words of wisdom!  So hopefully with the advice, prayers, being mentally prepared, carb-loading, new music, and my legs will get me through the 18 miles tomorrow :)  I will for sure be letting you know!!

Does anyone else struggle through their long runs???  I really hope it's not just me.