Saturday, October 29, 2011

7 more days....

It is 43 degrees right now and raining.  Later today it is going to turn into 2"-4" of snow.  I woke up at 7 AM to run my last 10 miler at an 8:00 min pace and it is now 8:23 and I have yet to leave.  The cold windy rain outside is quickly changing my mind.  Not sure if I will run today, I might just save it for tomorrow.

Me and the Pups

It is funny because usually when I taper I am itching to get out and run every chance that allows but no, not this time.  In fact I wouldn't mind skipping this run all together but I won't.

I will be honest, I was excited about this race for about a week and it quickly faded to a less enthusiastic feeling.  I have trained hard but my last 20 miler was brutal, in fact about a week ago all my runs were slowing down and were painful so I finally bought new shoes which I think is helping but has made me second guess if I can really run a 3:40 or less marathon.

I am supposed to be on the Staten Island ferry at 5:45 AM and I don't start running till 10:10 AM.  Not looking forward to that. 

But to prep I have been eating tons and tons of chia seeds.  Even made THESE chia seed cookies that are more like a granola bar.  Probably because I substituted one stick of butter for apple sauce. I have also been eating lots of oatmeal and squash.  And today I am going to buy  Chia Seed Charger almond butter that I read about on Carrots 'N' Cake.

I am trying super hard to be excited again about this race.  Praying that it doesn't snow or rain or be windy the day of.  The truth is that in the end there is always more races and I am going to try my hardest to be optimistic about this one.  I think the training wore me out and I am ready for it to be over.

So what do you think, run in the rain today or save it for tomorrow and pray it doesn't snow 4"?

Is everyone who is running NYC feel ready?

Happy Halloweekend!!



  1. Just bust them out Sarah! You can do it! Then you can relax tonight knowing that you don't have to get up in the snow and run. That's what I always did when I was training and didn't feel like going out for that long one on Saturday morning. Getting your workout clothes on helps, too! Good luck with NYC if we don't hear from you before!!

  2. Yikes, that is some seriously cold weather for your run! I hope the sun peeks out for you next week. You can definitely hit that 3:40 goal!!

  3. I agree with Maren - what's done is done! Good luck for your run and for NYC - we'll be holding thumbs!

  4. I'd take rain over snow any day. Good luck!

  5. ahh your pup is so cute!!! good luck with NYC!!

  6. It always seems like when you can't (or aren't supposed to) run it's all you can think about :)
    Just think how great the marathon is going to feel after the frustration of the taper :)
    Good luck in the race, have lots of fun, I can't wait for the recap :)


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