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Isn't that what all guys are thinking about?
In a recent blog post, elite women’s marathoner Kara Goucher declared “I’m Back!” Referring to her pre-pregnancy speed and ability. In her blog she says: “The workout was a 10-mile tempo run at marathon pace. I averaged 5:22 per mile. ……. I celebrated by running another seven miles. (There’s no rest for the weary marathoner on a 120-miles-per-week schedule!)”
Good lord, where should I start. The pace? The weekly mileage?
Since being on these meds, I’ve ran 3 times for a total of 13 miles. Each time I’ve ran around my long run pace of 7:45 and have felt basically fine. I can tell that something is “off”, but I’m still able to put one foot in front of the other.
So, while Kara can pull off the booty shorts and belly shirt, I’d like to think that we actually do have something in common***. We both need to remind ourselves to think happy thoughts and trust our training. So, that is what I am going to do. Focus on the positive (I’m not hurt) and run the best race I can****. Honestly? I’m excited about it, I hope I just don’t pee on the floor.
What does everyone else do when they know they are going into a race less than 100% prepared?
**Are they elite poopers too? “15 seconds, BAM!”
***The belly shirt
****While not pooping myself