Saturday, September 05, 2009

One more big one

Tomorrow morning will be my last long run before taper, and the longest one yet. 37 kilometres. 23 miles. That is a long way to go.

We're running a point-to-point route from the Running Room store in Newmarket to our instructor's house in Tottenham. I enjoy "destination" runs and find them easier mentally than starting and ending in the same place. Another bonus is that we will be running west, so the rising sun will always be behind us.



One thing I'm a little worried about is that the tail end of this route will match the second half of a rather "scenic" (read: hilly) run that we completed back in July.

There is a sweet downhill to the finish, but look at what we have to climb to get there... 20+ miles into the run. Ohhh boy.



This afternoon I drove out to drop my car off so I could help carpool back to Newmarket after the run tomorrow. It's a fairly scenic drive and I was taking it all in, realizing only once we arrived that I have to run this far tomorrow. Cuh-razy!

I need to stop psyching myself out and start psyching myself up. I'm ready for this!

19 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, good luck tomorrow! You're going to do great. That hill looks like a doosy.

Saface Macdonald said...

Yes you can and you will kick it's butt! xo

happygoluckyalex said...

You show those hills who is boss!

teacherwoman said...

Psych up girl! Go kick some ass! :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

The night before my 20 miler I met a friend for dinner to celebrate her wedding. I mapquested the route as I had never been there before. The mileage on the mapquest said 20 miles... OK it was in a whole different city, FAR FAR away. That really put the mileage in perspective for me.

You are strong, you WILL be amazing. And LAST one before taper. Hugs to you! Will think of you on our measly 7..

Carlee said...

Have an awesome run!!!

Denise said...

You got this, Marlene!! Enjoy it, you're ready for it.

RunningLaur said...

I wish more races were planned to run east to west in the morning to avoid the sun - so many that I've done lately have been the opposite!

Hope the run is fantastic!

Mark said...

Looks like a real good run, and some real climbing! A confidence builder, best of luck, my friend!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You can do it!

Mama said...

Hope you had a great run!

MCM Mama

Toni said...

Hope you had a great run, can't wait to hear about it!

trialsoftraining said...

You're More than ready for it - and then it's all downhill from here! :) hope it went well

Amanda said...

I hope your 23 miler went well! Happy Taper Time:)

RunToFinish said...

hope the run went well yesterday!! i never drive my routes because it freaks me out to actually understand the distance

AZ said...

Sounds like all kinds of fun.

Laurel said...

Woo-hoo! Hope your run went well and you're recovering nicely.

lindsay said...

those hills will be excellent training. i (almost) wish i had the same to train on here... almost ;)

i'm sure the run went well though! (sorry, behind, will be catching up hopefully this year)

J said...

I hope the 23 mile run went well! Sometimes running the routes that I have driven before is fun because you get to take in all the scenery! Cant wait to hear about it!