Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bottom of the Wine bottle: it's race day!

Good morning! By the time you are reading this I will be running (or done) with the Wineglass marathon. It's insane to think that this is marathon #6 for me, feels like yesterday I was deciding to train for my first- definitely cool to think about how far I have come (with fabulous support from amazing people).

It's incredibly hard to believe that I started officially training for this race 11 weeks ago (granted I have been registered for almost 9 months). I know I say it all the time, but this year really is flying by.

Final Run-Down
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: 8.11 mile run (6 easy + 2 @ MP)
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 4 easy miles with John

This week I honestly just did what worked with my schedule, and went based on how I was feeling. I had a run planned for Tuesday but a taperific nap ended up happening after work. Oh well. Basically I knew that an extra run here or there wouldn't do me any good but could potentially take something out of me.

Seeing as I teased everyone about not telling you my goal time, there really is no point in hiding it anymore because by the time you read this I'll be running or done running and won't really matter.

So the big reveal: 3:15....yep lofty goal, but it's possible! I do have my other know a PR (sub 3:21) and well..finishing is always a goal too.

I know that some of you thought my goal was 3:05ish because of my last set of yasso's, but quite frankly I am not at that level now but one day- yes I hope to be. That day won't be for a while but yes, someday. Let's take this thing a few minutes (or seconds) at a time please :)

As I mentioned Friday, my splits are all set to post to my twitter and Facebook page- so if you are so inclined you can follow along with me there. I do want to take a second to thank everyone for the amazing support throughout training, and during taper. I greatly appreciated every comment, tweet, email, text and call that I got-- you seriously make me feel like a super lucky girl.

See you at the finish line!


  1. I'll definitely check out twitter to see your splits this morning :). I hope you can make your goal, you have done a few marathons so you know how to pace and how to do it, so I'm sure you can. Good luck with the rain too, I heard it was rainy there... I hope that doesn't stop your goal, but your training has been amazing so there's nothing more you can do at this point except run (by now you probably are running). Good luck with it!

    BTW, the finish is beautiful. It looks like Fall there! That landscape is really different from SC.

  2. Good luck Laura, following your progress on Twitter right now and you're looking good...right where you want to be at the midway point.

  3. I'm watching your splits right now! GO GIRL, GO! So proud of you and I hope so badly you meet your goal. If not, you're right, finishing is a goal in itself!

  4. You are quite the runner - 3:05 won't be far away for you at all. You did AMAZING at wineglass!! Holy cow!! Can't wait to hear about the race! Let me know once your all recovered and we could do another run :) I'd love to hear about the race in person, and maybe steal some tips from you. Congrats on your new PR!!

  5. Can't WAIT to hear the recap girl!! I hope it went well!!

  6. You were AMAZING! So inspiring. Congrats!! Hope you're resting and recovering well. And I have no doubt you'll inch your way down to that 3:05 at some point.


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