|A few kilometers into my 34K run. Frosty this weekend but beautiful and quiet pathways.|
Back in December I was having issues with my foot going numb after only 5K. I have been running in Asics for over 10 years, and all of a sudden they weren't working. Not the kayano, not the cumulus, not even their trail. This crazy buy a shoe, try a shoe, return a shoe cycle began. I was also having a glute issue on the opposite side that first surfaced at about kilometer 34 of the Calgary Marathon last June. After some consultation with running friends and family I went to a chiropractor. That was last month. I started seeing her weekly, and the foot issues have resolved, I FINALLY have a shoe that works (I won't say love yet), and the glute issue has so far been laid to rest. Really, all that is left is to focus on the distance - and overcoming the mental obstacles of what a marathon presents.
|Sometimes it does feel like you run forever. I was so excited to finally see the downtown core approaching.|
So with the panic that set in last week, and a successful (yet tiring) 34K under my belt this past weekend, I feel as ready as really one can feel to get on that plane, get to Van, and get this done.
I have a brother running the full, another brother running the half, and my parents, sister in law, and my brothers girlfriend there to cheer us all on. No doubt we are all going to rock our distances and race plans.
|Look at that! I'm running the route so much faster than last year!|
Are you prepping for a big race? How do you feel in the last few weeks before hand?