I just wrote a guest post for the Marathon Training Academy Website. This is another post in a series where I talk about my experience of training for my first marathon. Below is a part of the article, but you can read the rest over at the link. In this article I talk about making one final surge during my training. I have enjoyed training for my first marathon, but now it is time to really surge ahead if I am going to be successful. I tell a story about being on a long run and realizing that I only have a short time before the big day.
I had been running for 14 miles on a Saturday morning. The run started at 6:15 and it was dark and much cooler. But after running for over two hours things had changed. I was now out of fuel, not to mention energy. The sun was out, and it was much hotter and I much sweatier than when I left the house. My cardiovascular endurance was doing okay, but my legs were hurting, and seemed to have turned to jello. I still had three miles to get back home, but it might as well have been another 14 miles. I was unsure if I would even make it. Does this sound familiar?
Continue article on the Final Surge of Marathon Training at the link provided.
What do you think?
For those of you running a marathon, or any race for that matter, do you need to make a final surge in your training?