Week 11

Only 34 days until the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon!

Okay, so 21 miles is a long way. It’s even longer when somebody takes one of your water bottles. The temperature outside was about 68° F when I began my run, but quickly warmed up to a sunny 80° F before I finished my running tour of the New Hampshire seacoast. I grabbed my second hidden water bottle at mile 11 and ate a few chews for an energy boost, but it was not one of my finer runs.

On the plus side, it was a good test of my endurance and mental fortitude. I should be able to bend spoons based upon the mental concentration it took to continue running the last 5 miles. Give me a 8-mile tempo run or some interval work any day. What’s not to like about the 5K, 5 mile, 10K, 10 mile, or even the half marathon?

I’ll be running a bunch of easy runs leading up to next Sunday’s 26.2K simulation run. I’m hoping that it will be a confidence builder. The goal is to complete the 26.2K run at marathon goal pace. Sunday’s performance will decide my pace on race day November 2nd.

How is your NYC marathon training going? Add a comment or ask a question below.

Don’t forget to show off your #MarathonBeard during your marathon training.

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