I'm registered for the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon!! This will be marathon number 3 for me. Even though I haven't registered for marathon #2 yet (but I will soon, just didn't want this one to sell out before I had a chance to register). My marathons will be exactly 6 weeks apart. I'm excited! I'll be running the RnR with the running group Wear Blue: Run to Remember. Here's some links you can check out if you want more info on the group.
http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/ (Wear Blue: Run to Remember's Website)
http://blog.josemandojana.com/?p=589 (Blog from the article featured in Runner's World, I'm in the group pic on this one)
http://andrialindquistblog.com/2011/02/23/february-inspirashown-lisa/ (Blog featuring Lisa and her beautiful children)
My marathon training is coming along great. I'm feeling a lot more confident in this training cycle. Probably cause I know a little of what to expect now. I definitely learned a lot from my first marathon but I'm no expert and am still learning the do's and dont's. For example I didn't make the best pre-long run choices this weekend. On Saturday was my cousins 22nd birthday so we went out to Kyoto Japanese Steak House. I had a little bit of everything... well a little bit of Yakisoba noodles and a lot of sushi. I drank water for most of the night except for when we went out to a local bar I had 2 cocktails. I wore some wedged boots and danced for a couple of songs with her. We got home around midnight and went straight to bed. I didn't run till later Sunday afternoon when the weather was nice so hydration wise I felt fine but I could feel the fatigue in my legs early on in the miles. I think it was probably cause of the dancing in boots :) But I was able to keep an average 9:52 pace (and that's with walking for a few min at miles 5 and 10 to take a gel/energy chews) and pushed it the last 3 miles to hold a 9:20 pace.
Lesson learned on sushi/boots/dancing the night before a long run. But I have been focusing more on fueling a few days before my long runs not just the night before and I think it's been helping out my overall feel during a run and my recovery time too. Also the foam roller is pretty much my bff's right now.
Here's some pics from my run
|The run started out cloudy|
|But it ended sunny and beautiful!|
|Had to take a picture of the duckies!|