Only One Long Run to Go

I can’t believe that in 8 more days, I will be running my first marathon! Pure craziness.

 

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I’m a smidge dramatic. 😉

 

My long runs started so small. I remember back in June, 6.2 miles was my longest run in months, and I felt so accomplished!

 

 

Slowly, but surely, my long runs increased each weekend:

 

Tough Twelve: 12.0 miles Ran with Meghann, but no Garmin. It was SO hot out, I thought I was going to puke.

 

Friday the 13.1 Planned on running 12.0 miles with Caitlin, but ended up running 13.1. It was extremely hot out that day!!

 

My first ever v-log happened this day as well. 😀

 

 

My Longest Run Yet! 15.0 Miles : Clearly, I was super excited. This was the first time I had ever run more than half marathon distance in the 2+ years I had been running!

 

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Sixteen Point Five: One of my toughest runs ever. I literally cursed for the entire last few miles.

 

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Epic Eighteen: For some reason, it felt much easier than the 16.5 miler. Caitlin and I got crazy, and jumped into the fountain afterwards.

 

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Turkey Twelve: Set back a bit by my toe surgery, I ran 12.0 miles with Debbie in New Jersey. It was a great confidence booster!

 

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Epic Twenty Miles: WOW! I thought I was going to cry tears of joy after this run. Seriously?! Did I just run 20 miles!!? I complain about DRIVING that far!

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My Longest Long Run: 22 Miles:  Pure. Insanity.

Caitlin made me do it. We eat 4.0 milers for breakfast.

 

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And then the tapering began…

 

Thirteen Miles Alone Ran a super fast 13.0 miles alone. It’s the only long run I’ve had to do without a buddy!

 

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I have one more double-digit run to get in today. It’s all downhill from here.

 

Time to trust my training! I’ve got this.

 

❤ MegaNerd

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24 Responses

  1. You got this Megan!!

  2. I can’t wait for you to run the marathon! Look at all that amazing training. I’m headed for my first 10K soon and a planned half marathon in June. Your double digit runs are very inspiring!

  3. wow great job – you’re almost there!

  4. wooooooooot! it’s so crazy how your endurance over the course of training lets you go from 6.2 being your longest run to 22 in training to the marathon. you go girl!! 🙂

  5. You can dooooo itttt! =]

  6. Good luckkk!

  7. Tapers will make you nervous because you’re running so much less than you were, but you’re right! Trust your training! You can do this!

  8. I eat 4 mile walks and gentle strolls in my sleep.

  9. you are so close 🙂 and you’ve been doing fabulously! i can’t wait to hear how the marathon goes.

  10. You rock! You have come a long way- this is the easy part 🙂

  11. Woww I am so impressed with your long list of running accomplishments… that marathon should be a piece of cake! That’s one thing I’ve definitely learned throughout the years (with any athletic activity)…you have to trust your training and be confident in yourself! Congrats on making it this far and I can’t wait to see how the marathon goes:) Good luck!

  12. you are going to do awesome in your full mary, you sure have done some great training!

  13. Good luck!! Have fun! You’re amazing!

  14. I just found your blog! Congrats on your running, I have done a few marathons, good luck, trust in your training, can’t wait to read a recap. Come over and see me sometime I write about running a lot.

  15. I have been reading your blog for a few months now and I am SO inspired by you! I also am a college student living in Florida and reading your blog has inspired me to start running. good luck in your marathon, you will do great!

  16. you’ve come realy far 🙂 not long to go now!!

    peony xx

  17. I have no doubt that you will do brillantly in the marathon 🙂 It has been a blast reading about your training 🙂

  18. How exciting! You’re going to rock that marathon 🙂

  19. Love reading your blog! It’s been great to read (and see)about your training, since I am going to be starting my own training very soon. Good luck with your marathon, I’m sure you’ll do fabulously!

  20. Megan,

    You should be so proud of yourself! I hope to run a marathon in the future.

  21. […] time I felt pain was during the end of marathon training. Around mile 12 on my last long run, the 22.0 miler was the first time that I ever felt the knee […]

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