Marathon Dress Rehearsal
Today's 5 miler with 2 marathon paced miles reminded me of what not to do in the first few miles of the Houston marathon. Don't start out too fast. At first, it will feel easy, but 26.2 miles is a long way!
At the start of the Houston marathon, there will be crowds of people cheering us forward. I'll be rested from a 3 week taper that felt like forever (2 1/2 weeks so far) and I'll be ready to go!
And I will probably have crazy thoughts of running this marathon faster than ever because I'm a dreamer! And if I run too fast at the start, I'll tire long before I see the finish line. And I'll wish I was running a half marathon or a 10K even. And I'll miss my goal.
Today was a dress rehearsal, but I might change my mind before the race. I wore my green hat and my shorts with homemade pockets. There was one race where I wore an orange shirt so that my family could easily see me. All of the runners wore orange that day! So maybe if I go low-key and wear the gray shirt I wore today, I'll stand out. Only 5 days to go!