Well, last week was the big week…the Marine Corps Marathon.
Here’s the day-by-day breakdown of my week leading up to yesterday’s race…
Monday: Physical Therapy. 45-minute pool run with about 35 minutes at tempo effort.
Tuesday: 30-minute pool run with 25 at tempo effort. Core workout.
Wednesday: Physical Therapy.
Thursday: Rest. I also visited the Expo Thursday night to get my packet.
Friday: Last physical therapy appointment – very light massage and dynamic stretching.
Saturday: One mile shake out run followed by a dynamic stretch routine. I felt awesome and was feeling so positive about Sunday.
Sunday: The wheels fell off a bit and everything (but my calves which I spent the last two weeks working on in PT) felt awful. I missed my time goal by a whole heck of a lot, but was really proud I was able to pull myself together and keep going through the pain to cross the line in 4:12:41. Full recap and pictures coming soon.
You finished — and that is AMAZING! I struggled in my half also this weekend, felt like I was out of the game the entire time. Tough, but so thankful I finished.
Thank you! Yes, finishing is absolutely what matters. I haven’t gotten to read your half recap yet, but can’t wait to check it out – congrats!
Love the sign from the rents!!!
Yes, it was great and made it so much easier to spot them!!
Congrats! I ran MCM last year in almost the same exact time. It was one of my most challenging races (couldn’t get fuel down past mile 18) but it was such an amazing experience. Glad you stuck through it!
Thanks! Me too…not finishing would have felt much worse and that finish line experience was so worth it.