Mr. Marathon decided to take extra precautions since the past few runs he has had, he has finished up completely starving. He decided that today he was going to stuff himself throughout the day, but with good stuff. So as he took off this afternoon for his 6th 15-miler (!!!!!!), he felt a little unsure of his run. He was stuffed full of good food, but mentally not prepared. He couldn't figure out what course to run, so he settled for 3 mile repeats, which was five 3-mile laps. He just kept counting down, and while counting down, he just kept telling himself, One more run after this, and you will be DONE! That's what got him through today-- thinking about the sense of accomplishment he is going to feel after tomorrow. He has told me that tomorrow will be one of the best runs, but it's also going to be one of the hardest runs physically. He made a good point that emotionally it will be a huge relief to be done, but our muscles, joints, and bones have been pushed to their limits. So, check back tomorrow to see how we're feeling...
6 down, 1 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then, recovery time!
For now, enjoy some pictures chronicling today's run:
|It was a gorgeous afternoon!|
|The creek along the trail was still frozen a bit. Brr!|
|We saw other fellow WW3 runners.|
These guys are doing the 10 mile distance.
|Hubbs was on top of the bridge overlooking the trail,|
taking paparazzi pictures of me!
|Mrs: 6.2 miles, 1:07:51|
|Mr: 15 miles, 2:01:50|