No drawing about day 100, the marathon was a rather overwhelming event, I wouldn’t know where to start drawing!
My run went well, I finished in 4:47:06. It wasn’t easy, a lot of struggling occurred near the end. But I made it!
I tend to pack to much anywhere I go, but this time it is crucial to limit the amount of things I take, because I have to carry it for roughly 50 thousand steps. Choices, choices…. Tomorrow this time I’ll be running, it’s a strange idea still, after all those days of training for this one event. It seems unreal. But hey, I am just going for a nice long run, right? And I am going to make sure it’s going to be an enjoyable run. No need to try to break any world records, or even my own record (it’s my first time, so this will be that record if I make it to the finish!), just relax and enjoy. I can do that!
Those last few days are definitely the hardest of the entire 100 day training plan! I want to run, but feel chained down! Gah!
Well, my training plan wants me to rest, but at least I can run in my dreams! Which I actually do, by the way. Now let’s just hope I don’t actually move my legs like dogs sometimes do when they dream they run, because that way I don’t get my rest!
Yes, it was tempting: leaving my watches (I have two, I love statistics) home and just run for a bit longer than those 12 minutes I am supposed to run. But then, I’ve followed this 100 day training plan to the letter thus far, so I thought it best to stick to it this time too….
This didn’t really happen, I just thought it was funny. Though there actually is a group of blind runners here in town, they run with seeing buddies, who warn them of upcoming obstacles. They even run races!
I am allowed two tiny runs (12 minutes each) this week, and today was one of them. I suddenly started wondering what I will feel like next time this week…. will I be able to even walk? :O
Hmmm… I think I have found a solution for both the hydration and weather problems!
Today I ran at sunrise (the drawing looks more like the sun is setting, I know), and it reminded me of why I run: the freshness of the new day, the quietness, the animals, I love that so much!