THE VENTURA MARATHON
I think the only thing I had right, and it was only because I have raced before, was pre-race regiment...
Example: Have your stuff ready the night before
Shoes, race wear, chafe cream, alarm set
after that.... lets just say I was a newby 100%
I thought I was ready!
Super Super excited leaving in the morning with My Dad and Kyle! Awesome start to the day!
They were the best, waking up early to get me started before their race! AWESOME! (this is a lesson that I don't have listed below... HAVE A GOOD SUPPORT TEAM... one of the things I was lucky to have right)
Other then the knowledge above, everything I learned was new....
Lesson 1: Not only in the end but even the beginning... the race is only with yourself!
Lesson 2: Stick to YOUR pace plan.
Lesson 3: EAT BREAKFAST...real breakfast.
Lesson 4: When your pace is too fast... in a marathon... you don't just go with it! You more then likely still have a few HOURS of running left.
Lesson 5: You will feel differently about running then you ever thought....GOOD AND BAD... and not just in the end... this will waiver back and forth the WHOLE race!
and I guess after such an amazing day we had to keep up the excitement with nothing short of crazy but to stretch it all out... share the lessons we learned and the personal journey we each had.... AND
SIGN UP FOR BOSTON
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND EFFORT ALONG THE WAY. I REALLY FEEL THAT IN NO WAY DID I RUN THIS MARATHON ALONE. I CAN HARDLY CALL IT MY OWN. IT WAS EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN MY LIFE TOOK PART IN WITH ME. FROM THOSE WHO LISTENED TO ME TALK ABOUT IT... TO THOSE WHO RAN AND ROAD NEXT TO ME FOR THOSE MANY MANY MILES AND EVERYONE IN-BETWEEN! I LOVE YOU ALL!
Training and sharing the joy of being fit is my passion and my mission is to share it with others.