San Francisco Marathon Training: Day 119 of 126

7 more days until the San Francisco Marathon! I have been waiting F-O-R-E-V-E-R for this day! When I heard last year that this race was going to be on my birthday I knew that I was going to run it. I changed plans quite a few times for my 30th birthday – staying the weekend in Santa Cruz, wine tasting in Napa…then I saw the SF Marathon changed the race date to July and made a final decision of how I would be celebrating turning 30.  I have been training hard. Early mornings. Making running a priority. And having a great time doing it. I’ll admit, there were days that I didn’t feel like running and I was just not into it, but I am sure we all go through that.

Today was my last long run – 10 miles. It was a nice run. I slept in so my run got started very late (for me) about 10AM. I ran to my parent’s house, visited the dogs.

Me and Chewy – I love her. She’s so damn old.

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Here is my course from today:

SF Marathon Training Long Run – 10 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

Pretty random. After visiting my parents I was getting tired & hungry so we stopped at the Sun & Soil Juice Company . My first time there! They are super nice, and have great juices. Loved the service and I will be back all the time!! I had the Sweet Green today. YUUMMM!!

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So I had a dream last night that I was running a marathon and I finished in 3:38:11. I am hoping for a 3:40, but who knows. This will be my first marathon in San Francisco. I have run a few halfs in the city, so I know to expect a hilly course, but we will see how it goes. I know I have become a stronger runner since using the Hansons Marathon Method for my training. I also know I am lacking confidence…still. I am afraid of burning out and not being able to finish. That’s my worst fear during a race, especially a marathon. For this race I’m not going to worry about it and trust my training.

I will also be sporting my November Project Sacramento Grassroots Gear! (How do you like my headless mirror picture?)

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Good luck to everyone racing SF next Sunday! I will see you there!

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9 thoughts on “San Francisco Marathon Training: Day 119 of 126

  1. Good luck next weekend! I hope all goes well for you especially because it would be the best birthday present 🙂 I ran my first marathon the day after my birthday last year and it definitely made for the best birthday celebration!

    Happy birthday! And most important of all, have fun and enjoy the race 😀

  2. I won’t be there in person, but you know I’ll be cheering you on in thought and via social media! Love the #GrassRootsGear and reppin’! I bet there will be tons of tribe members on the course and cheering for you 🙂

  3. Race day is so close!! I know the course pretty well now, it’s hilly in the first half but there is a lot of downhill and flat areas too to make up for time, so I definitely think PR’s are still possible! Good luck to you! 🙂

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