4 more sleeps! Chicago isn't just a dream anymore...it is here!! I am so excited! I have mass amounts of laundry and haven't really even thought about packing...I actually feel that I need to write my Marathon Goals down and send them all over the internet before I can focus on the easy stuff (I like packing)
I have 3 goals...
c) I know I can: PR: Sub 5:39:48 (2007 Toronto Goodlife Marathon)
B) I think I can: Sub 5:00:00
A) I hope I can Sub 4:45:00 (This is a big dream for me...I do believe it will happen...it might not be on 10-10-10 but I know it will)
After the 30km race in August where I had a 3:09:53 McMillan Running Calculator says that I should be able to do a 4:33:31 ....I have done a 22.6km Run and a 16km at above Marathon Pace of 6:30/km and felt quite comfortable....but I am still relatively new to this whole Marathoning thing....I almost feel as this is my first Marathon all over again...I know there were be lots learned along those 42.2km's....
Things I need to remember:
- I have trained harder than ever before
- I have found a new love of running
- I have had great results (Tempo Runs, A Mid-Summer Nights Run etc)
- I am excited...Chicago Marathon is just the beginning...I know that...I NEVER thought I would run another Marathon after 2007...it was a really great experience...but I do know that Chicago 10-10-10 is just the tip of the iceberg...
- I trust my training
- I believe in myself
Thank you to those who listened endlessly to my Marathon talk...I know it sometimes probably felt like this: