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On a brief and different note: I'm getting ready to go on vacation, but after that posts about training for Chicago shall begin, can't wait can you? I have lots of thoughts on going through marathon training cycle No. 4 for marathon No. 2.7 (confusing). I've learned a lot and have a somewhat different approach this time. I'll probably also note along the way what went wrong in OKC this year, what I'm changing and what works for me (we are all different!). I think I've got it all narrowed down and figured out, but we'll see for sure on 10.10.10. In the meantime, these are a few brief thoughts on OKC and will give you an idea of what I'm changing:
1) i didn't run enough times or miles per week for any marathon training i've ever done
2) i have a decent base this time around, something i never had before (bad idea) since i was always coming off of a stupid injury
3) i'm going to train at a pace that i believe is best suited for me, for example running my long runs faster. i know some people say it doesn't matter how fast you train on your long runs, but i don't believe that is the case for me, i think that was a huge contributing factor to my downfall in OKC this year
4) i am ready for the pain and agony of training for chicago, where i don't think i was before. what i'm saying is i'm ready to work my ass off for this sucker, like i never have before. because if chicago doesn't go well? i'm out on mararthons, i'll concede to the distance and acknowledge and accept they aren't for me.
Bring. It. On. More to come on all of that business at a later date.
For now, happy July 4th, go blow stuff up in honor of our Country. I know I will be... well along with water skiing, hanging with the fam, training on some massive Ozark hills, eating too much and sleeping as much as I want. I heart vacation.