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Last long run is in the books

by Acceleration Physical Therapy Staff on 05/01/11

It felt great to finish my longest run of the training program this weekend.  I am very tired, and a little sore, but overall things are going well.  So, now I am at the point where I need to work on some speed and replenish what the long runs have taken out of me and work towards my 4 hour goal.  I felt that to attain this goal I would have to be able to run 20 miles in 3 hours, and I was able to do that today.  I had to push my speed on the last 7 miles to a point where I would not have been able to sustain it for another 6.2. 

It occured to me while I was running today that there really is a lot that goes into the logistics of marathon training.  There is this little ritual of making sure that toe nails are clipped to wearing the right socks/underware/dry fit shirt to getting all of my water together to figuring out what I am going to eat prior to the run.  Then, when I get home, being able to rally for a couple of toddlers who are eager for my attention and love.  I am grateful for the support of my wife, who is part of the Marathon Mamas group.  She has been very supportive of my goals, and I can't imagine training for a marathon without a supportive partner. 

So, to anyone else out there who is preparing for a race, I hope that things are going well for you.  While I can't say that this training has been without setbacks, I think that I am at a point where I can achieve the goal that I have set. 

Comments (1)

1. Rob said on 5/9/11 - 01:51PM
Excellent work Dave! Its great to have the support of the Marathon Mamas! Good luck next weekend!

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