April 29, 2010

Ten Steps

Yes, a marathon takes more than ten steps. With three days till Avenue, this nearly four month long training cycle--with a 15 miler in mid-January--is oh so close to the finish line. So, I'd like to share gratitudes for the things that will power me through the 26.2 mile race:

1) Higher mileage training---with midweek medium long runs of 10, 12, and 14 miles
2) Speedier paces for tempo & steady state runs
3) Hilly (and gorgeous) long runs in Tiburon and Sausalito
4) Long runs with sets of goal marathon pace miles---to learn how 8:55 min. per mile feels
5) Sports massage (Thanks, Y!)
6) Fab race day outfit plus LunarGlide shoes ;)
7) Excellent playlist on the iPod shuffle (can't wait to listen to Bruce, Coldplay, and JayZ!)
8) Serious carbo loading & hydration
9) Won't stop believin' :>
10) Rockstar support from hubby, friends from the real + blog worlds, and family! Merci!

I'm deeply grateful for these 10!


  1. You're going to rock it! And wow! Feet with TEN toenails. Haven't seen something like that for months!

    I want to see the fab race outfit!

    Good luck!

  2. Saw your comment on Tall Mom! Sounds like you are totally ready for your marathon! Good luck and have fun! (ps I love the polish!)