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FINAL RUN Half Marathon Training Week Sixteen (9/22/2010) 3 mile Easy Run

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~

Today's stats:

Late afternoon
83 degrees
51% humidity
wind S 15 mph G 23

Easy run 3 miles
12-ish AP

Easy run 3 miles
12:03 AP (no intervals)
304 calories burned

1) 12:02 (156)
2) 12:04 (151)
3) 12:02 (159)

There is nothing worse than a Virgo during that latter days of taper. I am a mental mess. I would like to thank all of my Spark running buddies that have put up with me this week especially today during my nonstop meltdown. Today's run was the final run before showtime and yes there were tears during songs. My neighborhood has come to expect anything from me LOL. I just want to feel normal again whatever the he!! that is.

I think what I am going to do Saturday is read through my training blogs and watch Spirit of the Marathon. That should get me all revved up for Sunday morning. I expect tears while watching Spirit though cuz well...I just do. I am starting to lay out my stuff for Sunday morning and that is so OCD of me LOL.

Well, this blog entry is a total rambling mess. I don't want to have to stop at the poop-a-lot during the race. I wonder if there are foods that are high in carbs and low in residue that I can eat Saturday. The official race clock does not have auto pause like my Garmin. I seriously don't want to stand in line during the race. Well crap.

Since this blog entry is obviously going nowhere I shall sign off. So until my Half marathon race report Sunday afternoon...


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    You are doing awesome! It is all coming together, and it's natural to be nervous. But you've prepared and trained well, so this is the logical next step.

    Hang in there! We'll be waiting for the blog afterwards!
    3849 days ago
    Laurie!You are going to rock this thing tomorrow!!! I ,too, have the fears of needing the toilet. I always wake up early enough to get in a cup of coffee,some water and food and chill out til the 'body moves'(know what i mean??)

    CAnnot wait to read your blog tomorrow!!! I'm cheering you on!!! Hear me ROAR!!!!
    3850 days ago
    Don't stress so much girl! You have this!
    Thankfully, I have never had to use the potty during a race. Knock on wood!!!
    Just breath deep and relax, reserve all of your energy for RACE DAY!

    3851 days ago
    I am so excited for you this weekend, Laurie! You are going to do GREAT~ You have put in the training, and you are READY! Can't wait for your race report and Facebook updates!!!!
    3851 days ago

    You're gonna do SOOOO great this weekend! I have no doubts.

    Run YOUR race; don't get too caught up in the 'atmosphere.'
    3851 days ago
    You will do awesome!! I have not seen spirit of the marathon. I might have to check it out.
    3851 days ago
    You've put the time/preparation in - you are more than ready for this!!! I freak out during taper before every single race! Tell you what - I have a lengthy training run on Sunday morning myself...I'll think of you every step of the way, so you have a virtual running buddy! :) Good luck!!! :) :)
    3851 days ago
    good luck! coffee is my "mover." i take care of business before even hitting the road. have a great time with your race!
    3851 days ago
    You're going to be just fine!

    For a marathon, the recommendation is to avoid foods with insoluble fiber the day before the race, but foods with soluble fiber help keep things moving. I have a cup of coffee when I first get up -- that seems to work for me.
    3852 days ago
    How do you keep your paces so consistent? I guess maybe that will come as I get into further training for my first half.

    You are well prepared for this 13.1. Have fun!
    3852 days ago
    Oh, is your race this weekend?


    Training Blogs and spirit of the marathon. I suggest popcorn. And possibly a tranquilizer. For Jim.

    Just kidding. I'm looking forward to reading all about it this weekend. You're gonna kick some butt.
    3852 days ago
    I haven't seen "Spirit of the Marathon" Krista has watched it and spoken about it. Sounds like you will have a nice day, cool. I'm excited for you!! emoticon
    3852 days ago
    emoticon future half marathoner is coming at you. Don't emoticon believing in yourself. We believe in you and will be thinking of you Sunday AM - No worries
    3852 days ago
    Perfectly normal blog! Rambling is a great release! I love "Spirt of the Marathon"! So inspiring! Great choice! Hang in there! Stay strong and positive!
    3852 days ago
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