Here we go again. I’m not even in taper yet, and I’m already starting to go a little crazy. Thus far my longest run has been 18 miles. 20 is on tap for this weekend. On the way home last night I seriously thought, what am I doing. There is no way that I’m ready to run a marathon in just over 5 weeks. I had these very same thoughts right before I ran my last marathon.
I guess there are a couple of differences this time. The first is that I’m amazed at how early in my training cycle I’m having these thoughts. It makes me a little nervous for when taper actually does come. I may go insane. We’ll see. I will clearly need to find something to do in order to occupy my time. Maybe I can take up some crafting that I haven’t done in forever………. yeah, no. Hell, maybe I’ll actually get back in the pool. Yowza, now there’s an idea.
The other thing that is very different this time is that I know that I CAN do it. I was given advice once that I need to trust the training….. “the hay is in the barn.” I’m learning to do that. I also know that I’ve finished this distance before and I’ve come a long way since crossing the finish line that time. And regardless of what happens if I put one foot in front of the other I will make it. And make it I shall.
If we could just slow the freaking out process down……. that would be fantastic! What are you pondering this Thursday morning?