The home stretch is here. 32 days and three 20 milers over the next 3 Sundays. Confidence will be gained. These long runs are key for me and I am looking forward to having my most successful training leading into the marathon. In years past, bad patches and/or missed long runs have put some questions marks in my thinking going into my marathons. This time around I have had 2 great months of training overall. I have stayed healthy and have competed all scheduled workouts. If I have 3 strong long runs, I believe I will have another sub 3:30 marathon and qualify for the 2012 Boston Marathon (to qualify for 2011 I would have to go sub 3:20).
Positive thinking will get me there. Hard work always leads to strength of mind and body. I will be riding both to success.