I will soon be standing on the start line of my third Pittsburgh Marathon. In other great news, the Pens have made round 2 (and have already won game 1) so hockey will be happening while we're there. We are 3 for 3 on that!
Training has been so challenging. I've put in extra effort to get to not quite where I was at last year. Things happen, I did not quit and I got my hills, speed, strength, cross training and long runs in except for the last one which I split for the first time ever. For the last month I've been focusing on eating well, yoga and many many chiropractor visits.
- Consistent and strong race
- Enjoy the course
If everything comes together I would like to run an average 7:20/km pace, a 5:10 marathon. If everything comes apart, I know where the beer is.
I plan to run at an easy effort for the first 10k then keep my pace steady (except up Mount Forbes) and see what I have left after the downhill at mile 23. I will walk through water stops to ensure I have enough hydration/fueling happening and run between them. We can call that 'aid station intervals'.