Therefore, my mid-week runs are shorter. I had a five-mile run yesterday and a five-mile pace run this morning, which thanks to the cooler temps, I was able to execute as prescribed for the first time in weeks. It was exhilarating!
So for this weekend's 20 miler, I'm meeting Kim again in a new location to knock this out. She's training for a 50K (31-mile) race, so she'll be completing 26 miles. What a brave gal.
At this point, I'm completely confident that I can complete the marathon. My hip is bothering me big time for no particular reason, but I'm sure I can rest/foam roll/ice it out. Oddly, my left hip was bothering me after the Heatbreaker Indoor Half, and now it's the right hip that's clicking and sticking. Really attractive, I know.
The question is, how long is this marathon going to take me? At the beginning of the summer, my goal was to finish in four hours. Now, I think that might be a little out of my reach. According to the McMillan Calculator, it will take me anywhere from 3:55:17 (based on my 10K time) to 4:04 (based on my most recent half). But let's not get crazy.
This week's motto: Get it done.