Friday, October 12, 2007

Tomorrow, Tomorrow

It's that time again - time for the Phedippidations Worldwide Half Marathon Challenge! In spite of some anxiety about my ankle and head cold, I have decided to get geared up for the big 13.1 mile training run tomorrow. I have formulated a course that can be best described as "Susan's favorite roads." I am hoping to complete the entire distance, period, as goal #1. Goal #2 would be, of course, to beat last year's time of 2:47:09.

Coach Terry has altered my marathon training schedule from here to St. Jude's. I'll now run 3 times per week instead of 4 to reduce the wear and tear (pardon the pun) to the ankle. And you know what? I am OVER my pipe dream of training a zillion more miles this time around... after all, many people say you should train as short of distances as possible, as slowly as possible. I have grand visions for my marathon day, and I am confident that it will be an amazing experience.

Run, my friends, run!

8 comments:

Nicole said...

Good Luck Susan! I hope all goes well! :)

Dawn said...

Go Susan!!! Be careful with your ankle, but have a great run! We love you for doing this in Eli's honor.. He is so tickled!

Annette said...

Have a great run Susan!! You should have beautiful weather for it!!

PLANET3RRY said...

Captain,

I'm officially on Team Elijah via the website! I'm ready to Rock and ROLL!

Katie said...

Good luck tomorrow - and take care of yourself!

ShirleyPerly said...

Best of luck! There's a RW marathon training program that is based on running 3 times a week. When I looked at it recently, I noticed it was very similar to what I did (3 so-called key running workouts plus XT). To me, the best training program is one that I can do without killing myself and still have fun doing the other things I like to do.

MarathonChris said...

Have a great race / run this weekend for Team Elijah!!!!

Maddy said...

I hope your run is going well!

I can't wait for the details!