7 Days To Boston


BMC: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/14/us/boston-marathon-survivor-stories.html?_r=0

Today’s Run: Week 17, Sunday April 13th at 5:13pm

  • Miles: 8
  • Pace: 7:53
  • Route: Mission Bay Perimeter
  • Weather/Other: Windy and cool. Dragged myself through the foggy afternoon. Not many people out.

Total Weekly Mileage: 39.2



8 Days To Boston


BMC: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/04/thousands-turn-out-for-boston-marathon-sports-illustrated-cover/

Water tower and a hill... North Park scenery today

Water tower and a hill… North Park scenery today

Today’s Run: Week 17, Saturday April 12th at 6:15pm

  • Miles: 7.2
  • Pace: 7:52
  • Route: the New Balboa Park — same loop but from a different starting point
  • Weather/Other: Cool and cloudy. A very schizophrenic day. It occurred to me that all of this training would have been impossible if I didn’t live in sunny SoCal. The weather is such a factor in performance and enjoyability. Just knowing it won’t snow (hello apocalypse!) and likely won’t rain or freeze makes life so easy.
  • GM: Cannot believe I am down to single digit days!! Getting pretty real now…think about what to pack and last minute details. Don’t get sick, don’t get injured, don’t forget to live it up!


10 Days To Boston


BMC: People have been through so much this past year …http://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/xx-inspiring-messages-from-the-boston-marathon-survivors-to

Today’s Run: Week 17, Thursday April 10th at 9:03am

  • Miles: 10
  • Pace: 7:50
  • Route: Suzanne’s 10 miler
  • Weather/Other: Sunny and hot in Carmel Valley. Thankfully, Suzanne brought extra water for me. I don’t do well in the heat. We had a good solid run and that was my last longest run of the training cycle. Wow. Literally all downhill in terms of miles to the marathon. I can’t believe this is really happening. I have to trust in my last 17 weeks of training. This is probably the most in shape for a race I’ve ever been, but I always feel like I could do more. More pushups, more hills, lose 2 more pounds. I hate feeling inadequate, impatient; but, I guess you don’t really know if the training you did was too little, too much, or just enough, until you get to race day. And even race day is a crapshoot, weather, transportation, sleep…. a lot of things out of your control, no matter how prepared you are. All of that is enough to drive you mad!

12 Days To Boston


BMC: http://www.baa.org/news-and-press/news-listing/2014/april/champions-return-for-2014-boston-marathon-weekend.aspx — If I got to meet Joan Benoit-Samuelson, I’d DIE.

Today’s Run: Week 17, Tuesday April 8th at 7:11pm

  • Miles: 6 (Strength)
  • Pace: 3-(7:20, 7:24, 7:14), 3-(7:07, 7:12, 6:57)
  • Route: Crown Point
  • Weather/Other: Hot outside, so waited until the sun went down. Legs were tired. The half marathon and Monday’s run (both about 7:40 pace) started to catch up to me. But, again (as on other countless runs), I realized that the mind is in charge of this operation. The legs are capable. So, I bargained with my legs since my lungs felt fine. I’ve learned in these situations, that doubt is always self-derived.    And it kills me! When will I learn that doubt holds me back and makes me slowwww.

13 Days To Boston


BMC: Been meaning to post something on the police commissioner… a runner http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/marathon/post/_/id/73/26-in-26-commissioner-evans-has-job-to-do

Today’s Run: Week 17, Monday April 8th at 6:22pm

  • Miles: 8
  • Pace: 7:40
  • Route: Mission Bay Loop
  • Weather/Other: Hot today! 80s. Felt fine despite sitting in a car all day after running the half marathon. Sadly, I left my foam roller in SF on accident so went to the store promptly and bought a new one. This one is more firm… so more painful/helpful. The comic is a reminder I received from my best good friend Nicole. LOL.