4 days until the ASICS LA Marathon!And I have mixed emotions going into it.
On one hand being a part of the ASICS Marathon Blogger Challenge Team has been GREAT! ASICS shoes, gear, travel to the event, entry and I'm basically doing what I love to get there. Training and sharing my experience. Not to mention that it will be around 80 degrees at the high for race day in LA and there's still snow on the ground here in KC and I just about biffed it taking my trash bins to the curb this morning.
I'm pretty sure that a BQ time will not happen. My marathon race pace training runs have been a struggle to keep around 7:15 min/mile and I don't want to burn up in the first 6 miles and limp to a finish. I've adjusted and hoping for a monster PR over my best marathon time (3:48:13) and hoping that being in LA on a relatively flat course and great weather will lead to a huge day. Averaging 8 min/mile would be awesome.
Whatever the time, I want to enjoy the experience and throw away any anxiety that I skimped on training. I think it will be AWESOME!
Read up on the latest articles about the event:
Los Angeles to host 2016 Olympic team trials for men’s and women’s marathon
Activities to do at the 2014 Asics LA Marathon
2014 ASICS LA Marathon ramps up with security
On a family note, someone is 6 today!6 years ago she came into my life and changed it in so many ways. I've been tested over and over and the bottom line is that I love this little girl more than anything. So much fun in a little package that I could not imagine life without her.
We have our battles, but at the end of the day she knows she's got me wrapped around her finger.
Happy Birthday and here's to mommy and daddy keeping you alive for 6 years!