Exactly one year ago today, I ran a half marathon up and down my alley.
This year, as I prepare for the Dallas Marathon on Sunday, I have a lot of thoughts swirling around my brain.
This will be my fourth year to run Dallas (half 2010, full 2011 and 2012). I will set three finishing goals (A, B, and C) and I will enjoy the race.
This training cycle has been hard. It has tested my mental strength more than anything. I find myself wondering exactly what I was thinking with a maximum 16 mile long run. I also wonder what it feels like to run on “fresh legs.”
Although my time goal has changed throughout my training, my heart hasn’t. So on Sunday, I will push myself to run a faster marathon than I have before. I will remind myself that “every finish is a win.”
Let the taper crazies begin!