Ten more days until the Route 66 marathon. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I’ve never run this far before and i’m a little scared of the unknown. My biggest worry tonight is about pace. I have yet to start out running an easy pace in a race. A race as long as a marathon requires running discipline and a steady, controllable pace in order for a big guy like me to finish.
Will continue to remind myself to take my time and relax during the race. I will also seek out the pace group and attempt to stay with them most of the way. If I have something left in the tank at the end I will take off but I have this funny feeling that the last 4 miles of hills will empty the tank. In past runs I have been able to run at any pace, then hurt, and then recover to finish in a personal respectable time. This strategy will not work in a marathon. I will have to run intelligently the entire race.
Even though i’m nervous, I do look forward to the challenge. This run will rank high on my accomplishment list.