We are officially less than one week (albeit barely) from the Dallas White Rock Marathon and I am very very excited and prepared.
Today I had a 13 mile EZ run scheduled. I had originally asked my coach if I could run 8:10-8:20/mile pace for the 13 since the 3:29:00 goal is a pace of 7:58/mile and she just laughed at me. Told me I was in taper and needed to run 8:25-8:30/mile pace. So with that in mind I set out to run my 13 at White Rock which is 9 miles and is actually part of the marathon on Sunday. Plus it is essentially my home course. I have no idea how many miles I have logged there but it is too pretty to not run at.
I got out there and started running. First mile was at 8:21 pace and then the pooh-pooh police showed up and had me stop. The porta-potty’s at WR are not great to say the least but you gotta do what you gotta do. I did not stop my Garmin since if this were the marathon the clock doesn’t stop. Well my ‘pace’ for mile 2 was 9:52. Figure a 1:30 potty break.
Got going again and my legs felt like cinder blocks but I dug down deep. I finished the 13 miles at an avg pace of 8:38/mile and went back to an old mantra while I was out there:
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