Way back on January 21st, I wrote about ‘to run or not to run’ the Boston Marathon.
I said I would train for the Marathon and just take it day by day, week by week…
One thing was for sure, if I wasn’t feeling it, I wasn’t going to run the race. I was going to listen to my body and work with Coach Jorge to make sure everything was A-Ok.
January came and went… then February… then March…
my pace was getting faster, all while running longer… and swimming + biking
I never did more than 35 miles of running in one week… I worked my butt off all winter long…
I focused on where I was weak and did functional strength training for my hips and glutes. As a result, my knee pain that I had back in December has not been back to haunt me.
I have my asthma under control and I’m breathing better.
I feel powerful.
I used my recommendations from InsideTracker to make changes to my diet. I’ve been supplementing with Vitamin D and Iron. I’m trying to sleep more in order to lower my cortisol levels.
I am happy to report that I have never felt better. I’m holding paces that I never thought I would be able to hold. For the first time in a VERY long time, I don’t have niggles and aches during every run. I’m running pain free and FAST.
My run yesterday pretty much sealed the deal that I am going to RUN the Boston Marathon. I ran for 14 miles, averaging a 7:10 pace. The crazy thing is, I felt like I could have gone faster… and longer. Where there is a will, there is a way.
My decision has been made…. one week from today I will be running my 3rd consecutive Boston Marathon!
I am well aware that running the Boston Marathon is risky… it’s a TOUGH as nails race. But given how strong I feel at this point in time, I’m optimistic that I will have a good race. The important part will be the recovery after the race. I have a long road to August 16 at Ironman Mont-Tremblant and I need to make sure I recover SMART to ensure a smooth transition into Tri saeaon!
And with that I leave you with this…
Being a dreamer always comes with risk, but you only live once:)