Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Marathon Week!

So, it's marathon week! I can't believe it's finally here. It's the week that I've been anticipating for so long ... but, I'm so nervous it's not even funny!

It's time to start believing in myself and reflecting positively on everything that has gone better this training cycle - not everything that didn't go as planned! It's so funny. I've been through this marathon taper 5 times now and it doesn't get better. I still have the same fears and thoughts and doubts!!

  • Don't start off too fast! Banking time does not work!
  • Don't come across the half way point right on time (you should bank a little time). Running exact splits is too hard!
  • You're not ready for a sub 3:40
  • You ran a freakin' 20 miler at 8:24 average pace ... you are so ready for a sub 3:40
  • Miles 20-26.2 hurt so bad no matter how well you're trained .... Be tough! Don't give up!

AAHHHH! Okay! I'm excited ... I am, but I'm so ready for it to be here! I had the best week of training last week and then the worst last long run on Saturay (8 miles). I decided it would be best to start at 9AM b/c next week I'll be running at that time. I stopped like 5 times . . . on an 8 miler. My average pace was exactly 8:24 ... but it was a tough and very broken run. UGH! I was hoping for one more confidence booster.


  1. I smell a PR!! Good luck and cannot wait to read the PR / RR

  2. Awk! I can't read your blog. It's yellow print on white background. I'll tray again later... from home.

  3. Oh, just took a long time to load on my work computer - hehe.

    I can't believe it is here, too. You are ready, time to get that PR!!! :)

  4. You are going to do so well Jaime!! I can't wait for your race report!! No doubts, no worries!! Just enjoy! You've trained hard enough and you are fit enough!! You've got this and your'e going to see all those hard Florida summer runs pay off. Here's one more word of encouragement:

    "The only person who can tell you you can't is you, and you don't have to listen." - Nike

  5. You are going to do GREAT!!! I am so excited for you.

  6. gaaaaaaaaaah! YAY marathon week. you are going to rock. i have soooooo much faith in you. and i'm WAY excited too :)


    Knock the T off of I can'T!!!

    You are beyond ready for this race! I am so happy and excited to be there with you to celebrate :) You are amazing!!!!

  8. Happy Marathon Week!!!! Try to enjoy ARE ready for this. Don't stress. There is nothing else you can do. You are ready! You are going to do great...2 more days! I am so excited for you!