Kelly the Culinarian: Three Things Thursday

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. I vacillate between visualizing the marathon and pretending it's not happening this weekend.  The weather today would be perfect for a marathon, but it doesn't look like it's going to hold.  It's supposed to be 80 degrees and sunny, so maybe that's why I'm trying not to think about the 26+ miles I'll have to cover this weekend.

2. I haven't decided my race strategy. Initially, I wanted to complete a four-hour marathon, but I haven't been able to execute a decent pace run in a long time. I'm going to blame that on the heat, but I don't know if I'll be able to maintain a 9:09 pace for the entirety of the race. According to the McMillan Calculator and my latest half time, I should be able to finish in 4:04.
Made by Jenny's kiddos
3. At least I have an outfit picked out. I'm going to wear what I've been wearing all summer, which is the exact outfit I'm wearing in this photo (taken by Bob Miller at the Heatbreaker Indoor Half).


Amanda said...

Yay!!! Good luck! Don't be too worried about ur time. Run easy (a little slower) at first and pick it up later if u feel u can!!

Losing Lindy said...

I will be there for the half. You have this..four minutes can be broken

Kim said...

Get excited! Don't stress about time! Start out easy like Amanda said and pick it up! :) You want to enjoy your first marathon without feeling like death :) :) :)

I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to hear all about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Erin said...

Kim and Amanda gave great advice. View this first marathon as a trial! Worry about all that other stuff for your second one :-)

Maggie W said...

Don't worry about your time! This is your first marathon. It's a PR even if it takes you 6 hours. Just focus on finishing the distance. You will do awesome!!

Ginger Foxxx said...

You have been training all summer in much warmer weather - 80 degrees ain't no thang!! You will have a great time! :)

Unknown said...

First marathon!!! I can't wait to read all about it. Don't stress over the time (easier said than done I bet) and try to enjoy it. Good luck!!!