Boston is less than 5 weeks away. I can hardly believe that is really my life happening!!
Yesterday I got my official starting corral and wave which was just the kick in the pants I needed to bust my rear on my intervals today.
I am in wave 2 which goes off at 10:25. I had no idea where to expect to start so I am glad to be so far up, especially if it is a hot day which is very possible on April 21st (or it could be snowing at the rate we are going this year). The last corral goes off at 11:25 which is the heat of the day (how much difference will one hour really make, probably not much, but I am excited about it anyway).
I always get so worked up about my Tuesday speed work outs. Starting on Monday I start getting anxious about it and every time when I am doing it/almost done I think to myself, “that is really not that bad, why do you worry about this for two days!” Sometimes I am just a nut case I think.
The even numbered splits were my reps. I had 7×800 and I do them Yasso style. My goal is a sub 3:30 marathon so my split should be sub 3:30 each time. I was able to stay under this for all my reps and really tried to cut some time off the last one. I only have two more work outs of 800 reps (8×800 and 4×800 the week before the race). Once I get to 8×800 I start my cutting back. I can’t believe I am actually this close to the real deal, big kahuna, Boston Marathon!!