One week until the Marine Corps Marathon

At about noon today, I looked at my watch and thought to myself, “Unless something crazy happens, this time next week I’ll have already finished the Marine Corps Marathon.”

It seems I always think this when a race I’ve trained for gets closer, but I just don’t know where the time goes.  When you’re in the midst of a long training run in August, you think it will never get here, but this morning, it seems like the miles flew by.  It has been a successful training cycle in that:

  1. My running improved
  2. I’m going into the race completely healthy
When the gun goes off next Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., I’ll be feeling pretty confident.  I’ll have logged about 960 miles during my 22 weeks; that’s about 140 hours pounding the pavement.  This time I did a much better job including quality workouts as well.  A lot of speed work early on, then added strength and tempo runs too.
I. Am. Ready.  Bring on MCM.