Yes folks, after doing one last run on Wednesday morning I can officially say that I’ve stopped running … until Monday.
|Ty Velde is a regular contributor to Boston.com's Marathon blog.|
Yes, now is the time to just relax … theoretically.
While I know that these last days prior to race day drive many marathoners crazy, I love this time. As running is such a big part of my life, it’s nice to put it on the shelf for a few days and live like the other 99 percent of people that I know.
So why do I really feel this way?
To be honest, it’s because I’ve completed every facet of my training program and met all of my training objectives. I know that heading into Monday’s marathon I have done everything that I planned to do to prepare. I met my mileage goals, ramped up just as I had planned and concluded my training exactly on schedule with a feeling of confidence. Most importantly, as I head into these final days leading up to race day, my head is not filled with “what if’s” or “if only I could have’s”. Nope, when someone asks if I’m ready, I just simply nod my head and say “yes”.
So there you have it, as of Wednesday morning I am happy to report back to my friends, family and fellow runners ... ‘Training’ Mission Accomplished!
See you on Monday.
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