I can’t believe it’s finally the day before my race. I started seriously training specifically for this race at the end of December when my sister and brother-in-law gave me the registration for Maine Coast Marathon as a Christmas gift. I had to survive running through the most miserable winter I’ve ever seen.
I ran on ice-covered roads after a horrible ice storm. I learned that there’s such a thing as a polar vortex and ran with my friend in -2 degree F weather (not including wind chill). I’ve done way more training for a race than I’ve ever done in my life. The farthest I ran before this training cycle was 15 miles. Now I’ve done 3×20-milers. I stupidly hurt my ankle kicking a chair on accident. I ran a half marathon a month ago… sick with a chest cough/throat thing. And lastly, I survived finals week without getting sick!
I’ve put so much effort into training for this race. I know I’m ready. I’ve followed my training cycle so carefully and have put in the work. Now I just have to trust my training.
We’re officially in Maine hanging out in the hotel room. Here are some photos of from our trip.
In 12 hours I’ll be running my first marathon. I can’t believe it! I’m so nervous and excited all combined in one. I’ll be posting an update tomorrow as soon as I can.