Marathon Race Plan + Goals

Right now my mind is 3 parts marathon, 1 part the-rest-of-life.  Or maybe more like 9:1.

The thing to do is lay it all out there with A, B, C goals, so even though that terrifies me, I've already told you what my goal was in the last post, so...

Based off of 26.5 miles, although I hope to run the tangents a little better than that, my goals and the gist of my plan:

A-  Sub 4:30 (10:11 pace)

B-  4:30-4:45 (10:45 pace)

C-  Finish

1-13:  9:30 pace (bank some time on the downhill but still really hold the brakes)
14-21:  use perceived effort on the uphills, do not panic for I have banked some time for this part
21-FINISH:  Keep the 10:11 pace.  Shutup legs.  I.  GOT.  THIS.

Fuel right before aid stations 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 22.5.

Can't believe it's almost time to do this.  Come on lil knee, it's time for marathon #2!

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."  -Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic marathon gold medalist

"If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal."  -Rob de Castella, winner 1983 World Marathon Championships

"The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever." -Unknown

Run the first ten miles with your head, the second ten miles with your legs, and the last 6+ with your heart!

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