Monthly Archives: January 2011

10 more days

Three things I want to share:

  1. I got a physical Houston Marathon Confirmation in the mail with my Bib #, color wave with maps of George R. Brown Convention and the course itself
  2. I bought a new pair of New Balance 760’s
  3. Officially tapering as I finished my last 20-miler Monday!

Now for the juicy pictures:

My plan today is a literal easy 6-7 miler on the trails without a *gasp* watch!  I admit, I have a tiny bit of obsession tracking every mile on my Garmin 305…also my change of heart rate every second, pace every 1/25th of a mile, and time (in seconds). So you see, it’s a tiny problem I have with my constant need of a watch which is almost like a part of myself, albeit an alien body part.

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16 more days

Ok, so I haven’t written on here since the beginning of my marathon training. Well, it turns out that I’ve stayed injury free during this whole journey towards the Chevron Houston Marathon. This Saturday I’m going to run my last 20-miler and then start tapering.

I know — tapering now? Shouldn’t you have started tapering at the beginning of January? I missed a couple of long-runs (approximately 4 of them) since I caught the colds. However, I did an 18 miler last December 16th and completed a 20 miler last Monday which went pretty good.

So my marathon planning didn’t go as I wanted it to be but  I’m happy and grateful I will be at the starting line and finish below 6 hours.

I am excited and scared: just 16 days left!

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