Yesterday I decided to go ahead and run the 34 mile trail run hosted by Terri Hayes. Since I have only been the marathon distance once (26.2 Miles) I thought it would be interesting to get my thoughts down about what this run will be/mean.
I have stayed in marathon running shape since January so I have somewhat of a base. I have not lost the weight that I wanted to lose (still around 240 6'2), but I am back on track with that at 2,000 calories / day.
I do feel nervous about the distance, but I think that is the buzz of the sport for me. Pushing the buck is rewarding spiritually, mentally, physically, and other ways that runners seem to sense.
I plan on walking 2 minutes for every 10 minutes that I run and probably walking a lot of the hills. I am definately bringing the camera because I want to take the memories home from this one for sure!
So going in my plan is to start off slow. Do the run/walk thing and keep snacking/sipping all day long. I would love to finish under 8 hours.
I will be running the Greer Earth Day 1/2 marathon this Saturday and will report on it with pictures afterwards.