In October 2009, I met Ivan & Elizabeth at the metro nice and early. Slowly waking up and getting ready for our 10K, I took in the car full of people preparing for 26.2.
I couldn’t imagine what it must feel like to know that 3-4+ hours of running were ahead. I couldn’t imagine the kind of training they must have put in, the kind of pressure they were putting on this day, perfectly sunny and cool for a race.
I was simply ready for a possible PR, and a mimosa brunch. Check, and check!
mile 5 @ 7:30 – Running through the Marathon starting coral (the two races started at the same time) ? Hello, BOOST of energy. I want to be on that side of things next year!
Yesterday, I let a rest day set into my muscles and anxiously waited for the clock to read 10:00 a.m. (12 pm EST). I couldn’t wait to see these words:
October 30, 2011 – I’ll be in that crowd that lines up for 26.2, and I can’t wait!!
What’s the first FULL marathon you remember taking in and contemplating what it would be like to really run 26.2 miles?
Who else is running MCM this year??