I love Marathon Week! The anticipation before a marathon is like nothing else! I’m so looking forward to what Sunday has in store for me at the Oklahoma City Marathon. I’ve run the half marathon there a couple of times, but haven’t tried the full marathon. After being laid off for awhile, I wanted one last time to knock out another marathon before the summer heat arrives. It’s almost here in Texas!
My plan is to average 8:40 per mile to comfortably get under 4 hours. I’ll be happy with anything with a 3 as a front number. If everything gets stupid, I’ll be happy with finishing my 13th marathon. I really do plan on enjoying the race. Run quick with a smile!
Ursula and I will probably go down memory lane as we used to live in the OKC area when I was in the Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base. It’s always cool to drive by where you used to live and visit familiar places.
Here are some Marathon Week Pre-Race Rituals that I go through to get mentally prepared for a marathon:
- Show me how great you are!
- Race Hair Cut
- I’ll be getting mine on Thursday night by my wonderful wife.
- Don’t think you are, know you are!
- Filling up on positive vibes!
If you’d like to track me on my progress, you can register for Runner Tracking here. My bib number is 1976. It would’ve been even cooler if it was 1967. :) I’ll also be posting my splits on my Facebook timeline.