I have no organization going on today in my brain, so if you were to peak inside, this would be your reaction:
First lets start with some motivation!
Do yourself a favor and read this epic race recap from Annabelle @ Fluency's Folly who placed first!
Now you want legit running links? See Hillary's blawg post here @ Tongue in Chic.
Need a funny running quote? got it for you here:
Now for training/running thoughts at my end.
31 days to the Chicago Marathon and I feel both excited and worried. Excited to see where my training has placed me, worried to see where my injury will leave me. I keep reminding myself I'm healing a bit more every week and I should be at least at 90ish% come race day, but having random days of extra tight spots on your muscles really messes with your mind This makes me question my race day plan multiple times throughout the day.
Should I even have a goal time for my first marathon? Should I just focus on finishing? I don't think I picked a training regimen that catered towards - just finish, but is it smarter to do? I do have goal finish times, but I really can't settle on it until the week before the marathon on my last pace run to see where my strain and rehab has put me. And speaking of rehab, I contacted my sports doctor and got him to order an official run gait analysis at my physical therapy location. Has anyone done one at therapy? Did it help you?
That should be enough for today. Tomorrow the Hanson Plan calls for 9 miles at marathon pace, so a 12-14 mile run. The weather should be cool and hopefully redeem my pace that had dropped a good 20-30 seconds with the heat this week.
Have a great day everyone!