Monday, August 16th 2010: 5 miles @ 9:13 per mile pace. Ugh. That is too fast for my current fitness level. Didn't feel too good.
Tuesday, August 17th 2010: Rest.
Wednesday, August 18th 2010: 4 miles @ 9:32 per mile pace.
Thursday, August 19th 2010: Rest.
Friday, August 20th 2010: We will be leaving for Park City in a few hours. I will be honest with you, one of the things I'm most excited about with going to northern Utah is finding the closest 7-11 and satisfying my craving for an enormous Slurpee.
My preparation for the Park City Marathon has felt different from my previous two marathons. I'm doing this race with Mel so we're just going to take it easy and have fun. (Well, "have fun" doesn't quite seem to be an appropriate phrase.) Whereas on my previous races, I was really focused on going fast and achieving a certain time. I was nervous and scared during the race.
But I haven't felt too anxious or nervous with this one. I'm sure that's partly because I know we'll be doing it slower, and partly because I know I'll have someone there to keep me company the whole time. I think for us, this marathon will feel more like an experience than a race.
I'm taking my camera during the race so you'll see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Please keep your fingers crossed that Pina Colada will be in the Slurpee machine today. That would most certainly be a good omen.