So, I haven’t been talking about it much, (unlike Chicago) but I am running PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon on Sunday. I have been trying to stay relaxed in this cycle and I just want to go out and have fun and not hype it up. I have put in another great injury-free training cycle, I have been practicing visulaization every day to get me mentally ready for the task at hand, and I just feel good. I know that I can run a sub-2:46, I just need to check in on race day, focus, and just get the job done.
I am going to go out there and do my best. A PR would be fantastic, an OTQ would be even better, but I know that everything will need to come together for that to happen- including my stomach. For my part, I am going to start at 6:15’s and just lock in. I I have my nutrition figured out, but really it is a day- by- day thing for me. I think as long as I can stay relaxed- my stomach will do the same.
Not nervous, just excited! I am excited to run fast in the streets of my town and to have my friends and family here. I am excited to run with my new friend Gina and to also *hopefully* run with some other gals trying to OTQ. I am excited to represent my town and the Bandidos!
My friend Julie told me to “Lose the fear that is holding you back—fear of pain, fear of failure, fear of having to stop—those fears will just suck your energy.” I am prepared for the inevitable hurt this time. I know I will need to dig deep and give my all. I feel ready.