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Sad, but true.
Now that we have that out of the way....
I'm feeling a sense of completion about my marathon training. Top of Utah is in 15 days from today. 15 days!!!! I can't believe it, but I am so ready for it. Darcy and I guilted our way through our last set of 10 Yassos last night.
"Guilted?" You say.
For some reason since I completed the 23 miles on Saturday, I feel like I should be done with my training. I've narrowed it down to a few reasons:
- I can't wrap my head around the fact that I ran 23 miles on Saturday, and that my body can just keep running the rest of my training schedule for the week. Shouldn't I have to take the rest of the MONTH off?
- I'm afraid of getting injured. This kind of relates to #1. I'm hyper aware of every ache and pain I feel because I'm worried it's going to take me out of the race.
- I'm tired. I would rather sleep and sit on my butt than run.
- I feel like I've done the work and there's not much more I can do to prepare for the race.
So last night we went out thinking we'd do 5 Yassos. After each one we just kept saying, we can do one more, just one more! And then we would. We did this all the way up to ten, and the results were great:
3:15, 3:17, 3:20, 3:20, 3:25, 3:22, 3:28, 3:24, 3:18, 3:17
How excited am I to be done? SUPER excited!!!! This was the last really hard workout before the race. It's just smooth sailing from here on out.
Now, I'm in need of some advice from some veteran (and by veteran I mean you've run at least ONE marathon) runners:
***In the last 2 weeks before your marathon, do you still push yourself hard during your workouts? Or do you take it easy so as to avoid injury?
***What do you do in the last 2 weeks before a big race?