So I am freaking out! It is 17 days to the Wineglass Marathon. Am I ready? I don't know. I followed the plan but my nerves are getting the best of me. There are NO MORE LONG RUNS till race day! Was a 20 miler long enough for a long run?????? And what about race day strategy? Stay upright & moving seems like a good strategy ... but maybe I need something a little more specific? I did speedwork today & it went ok...my last interval was a bit slower than my 9:19 target but I still felt good during the workout:
My original goal still stands: TO FINISH. I think I can do this. I am considering buying this:
The goal I've been harbouring in my head is to finish under 5 hours....I really don't know if I can do this. My best half-marathon pace was 10:45. My 20 on sunday took me 3:58, which is an 11:54 pace. To pull off a 4:59 marathon I need an 11:24 pace. Is this doable? I really have no idea. There are pace teams at the marathon, but the 5 hour pacer is no longer available. The closest is 4:40 and I think if I join them I might hit the wall starting out at their pace. What do I do????
I need advice from all you experienced marathoners out there. How do I attack race day? Do I just run by how I feel, join the pace team (I'm not a chatty runner. I like my music & being alone in my head).
Also, I am not an early morning runner & this race starts at 8am. Any advice...with only 17 days to go ;-s