35 days until the Steamtown Marathon. My first marathon.
I did a 20 mile run today in ~3 hours :)
The last 5 miles hurt.... went from 8+ min/mile pace to 9+ min/mile. The last mile I had to yell at myself (in my head).... "Finish This!"......"Push!".... "Think of your marathon goal"....."Remember who you are running for" (I've dedicated my run to kids in Tanzania. I'm also raising money for The Olive Branch for Children).
Remembering my favorite running heroes Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie also got me through it.
Amazingly though, 60 minutes after my run I feel awesome. High on endorphins and ready to start the rest of my Saturday :)