I was talking to my buddy, "Anonymous", this evening about our upcoming half marathon, the Stratton Faxon in Fairfield, Connecticut. This will be her first half marathon. She was feeling a little discouraged because her eight miler today was a tough one. It was her longest distance run to date. I reassured her that everyone has off days. Her run last week felt great. I also told her how her diet the day before can sometimes help or hinder the performance. I'm pretty sure I didn't eat enough yesterday and I felt the consequences today. You're going to do great, A!
I took a look at my full marathon site. There is a video of the course filmed by a guy riding his bike. The whole video is 30 minutes long. I have to say it was quite boring. Eighteen miles are run on a bike path in a park. It looked kind of lonely. Lots o' trees. If I was bored during the video, I wonder what's going to happen during almost four hours of running it. I have nothing against trees, by the way. I really like them. For eighteen miles, though? Running? Um, maybe I should have watched the video before I signed up. I'm going to have to run it lightning speed so I don't go bat shit. Great motivation. Seriously, it's a beautiful course. I'm so used to running on busy streets, this will be a welcome change....I hope.