I am STILL running and the marathon is creeping on me fast - it is Saturday, December 28th in Springfield, MO. This "Run for the Ranch" is a bit different than the other races I have ran, it is a loop race. The race course is 3.2 mile loop and you run it 4x for a half marathon and 8x for a marathon. OUCH... I remember the last race in Peoria - this was a loop race and you ran it twice AND... I hated it. Ugh... When I reached the finished line I was supposed to be done and my mind could not comprehend going around AGAIN... Now I go around 8 times. AGH!!!!!!!!
Am I nervous to run 26.2 in the bitter cold?- honestly, not that much - I am more excited than anything. Am I nervous what my mind will do running the loops? - YES!
So here is what I am doing to prepare besides STILL following the training schedule OVER AGAIN. I am going to run two loops this weekend. I have this trail by me that is 5.1 miles - I plan on running it twice on Sunday morning and we will see how my mind does. I have a few 5 milers & 4 milers this week and then I am doing 10 this weekend. Next week (Christmas week) is taper week and then that Saturday is the day - weather willing...
I am going to be honest - I can't wait for January and hitting weight training hard again. I am on a mission in 2014 to get my booty in GREAT shape (and still run - you know I love it too much) because I might have convinced some ladies to run the Cupid's Undie Run with me in February - BAAAHHH!!!
Ever run a loop half or marathon? Any tips for this type of course? Wanna undie run with?