Sunday I went on the last long run before the Malibu Half Marathon this Sunday!
Since then I have been compulsively checking the weather in Malibu for this Sunday:
My last 10 miler was last Sunday morning. It went well. I pushed myself and ran the back half faster than the first half (it was also up hill). My hips were really tight afterwords and I am having some heel pain. I’m 100% sure it is plantar fascitis. I had a brief running stint early in college where I developed it and I can feel it coming back in my left foot. I got heel cushions and I feel pretty confident that it will not impact me on Sunday. I have an idea of a pace I want to maintain but the point of this race isn’t running a pace, its finishing 13.1 miles. Times goals are for another time.
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The plan for this week is a lot of stretching, wearing comfortable shoes (wore heeled boots today, whoops), and get pumped for Sunday. I went on a 4 mile run today which was pretty awesome. My noise wasn’t running as much as it has been and I felt really, really strong.
I am very excited for Sunday. Some may know about my not so secret desire to run a marathon. Obviously these distances require advanced planning and I have to consider my schedule and as a student, and what is possible in the foreseeable future. Obviously, a year from this Summer I will be taking the bar and who knows what will happen in my life after that. For now, lets just say I am looking forward to challenging myself in the future.