Sunday, April 18, 2010

the pressure is on

good lord you guys! talk about having some faith... i am definitely feeling pressured to push it tomorrow! ;-) i appreciate all the votes of confidence but i hope you won't be let down if i am a "little" shy on some of those guesses. i've been feeling fine for the most part, but have had a few "moments" of grossness (minor dizzy spells). today while spectating the b.a.a 5k, all the runners looked like they were stumbling and falling down to me. either something funky was going on in my head/eyes, or is this normal when watching tons of runners go by?

anyway i've got to get off to bed and get some rest for tomorrow. i'm finally starting to feel a little excited! (instead of scared, haha) thanks for all the well wishes!


summary of training - boston marathon: (shamefully calling myself out)

# of runs - 92 (nyc: 145)

miles - 636.75 (nyc: 1,114.29)

average mpw - 35.38 (nyc: 48.21)

highest weekly mileage - 54.29 (nyc: 68.16)

runs missed due to injuries/sickness - 21 (some laziness or travel days; bad allergies; vertigo); yet another injury-free round of "marathon training"!

# runs of 15 miles or more - a whopping 5 (nyc: 11)

hours of running - roughly 94 (nyc: 164)

average pace - 8:50 (nyc: 9:00)

races - 1 (green valley 10-miler)

pr's - 1 (by default, but it counts!)

quality workouts - hah. a handful, maybe.

[feel free to change your guesses based off this new data if you want! :o)]

30 comments:

  1. I am sticking to my guns! Good luck and have fun!!

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  2. whatever happens tomorrow, try to really enjoy the experience of running Boston!!!

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  3. Is it sad that I live less than an hour from the race and I'm not watching it?

    I usually cheer from Heartbreak Hill... but I'm too lazy to navigate the circus this year. I like to watch the elite race on TV and track my friends online. WHAT'S YOUR BIB# ?

    Good Luck!

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  4. Hi Lindsay,
    I have been lurking from time to time, but I wanted to de-lurk to wish you all the best Monday. I am sure you will rock Boston!!

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  5. I have no idea what to guess for your race. But I wish you luck and hope that you have a great time. I'll say a little prayer that you will not have any dizzy spells.

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  6. go lindsay! I will be thinking of you out busting your butt while I'm sitting on mine listening to other students in my program defend thesis proposals...I'll "pour one out" for ya, but it'll be coffee. best of luck to you!

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  7. Whatever you run, I hope you have fun and enjoy it. It is BOS afterall.

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  8. Orincally the bride from SC lives in Boston and invited me up. She gets the day off work for marathon day - a.k.a. Patriots day, and she's a doctor!
    Thinking of you!!
    = R

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  9. Good luck! I hope you enjoy it and just have a good time above all!

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  10. best of luck, enjoy every second and have fun!

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  11. have a great race, lindsay! Go and be awesome! The world awaits! Have fun!

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  12. Best of luck tomorrow Lindsay! I hope you have fun out there!!!! I'll be cheering you on from Calgary.

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  13. Hope it's not too late, but good luck at Boston!! Can't wait to hear how you did. If you get this before your race, hopefully this pumps you up. But if it's after, then it'll be satisfying to know that the 'pressure' is off! :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtrEN-YKLBM

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  14. I am not changing mine, because honestly you have already done the hard part now just enjoy being there!!! I know that is hard to tell a runner....but it is going to be great no matter what! Have wonderful time cannot wait to hear all about it!

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  15. Two words for ya........



    KICK ASS!

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  16. Good luck... I'll be watching you run on-line at universal sports (assuming that you catch up to the lead pack that is)

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  17. Good luck to you!! You are going to do fantastic:)

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  18. Thinking of ya as you're probably lined up!!! Go Lindsay GO!!! :)

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  19. As I post you're running so here's hoping you had a good one!

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  20. Chiming in a little late.... GOOD LUCK!! You'll do great!

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  21. I am late in this comment as the race is heading to an end, but I am sure that you will be fine. Best wishes, and whatever happens, at least you made it to the start. That right there is an accomplishment in itself. Now enjoy.

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  22. I've been tracking you all day!!! Good job!!

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  23. I hope you kicked some serious boooty girly!!! I didn't make a guess because I really had no idea what to say with the vertigo and all funking up your training. Hope you kicked butt despite that!

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  24. You are a great runner... I am sure you will race well!

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  25. You definitely had a rough go at this training cycle, but I think you've hung in there lke a trooper. Can't wait to hear about your race!!! CONGRATS, BOSTON MARATHONER!

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  26. Hope you had fun on Boston Monday! Im sure you rocked the course :) Cant wait to read the recap!!

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  27. I'm waiting to see how you did! Your Boston training that you're calling yourself out more is still more than I usually do to train for any of mine ;)

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  28. I didn't know you were blogging from your phone! I am so proud of you and how you did on Monday, Lindsay. Even in perfect health, my time would not have come close to yours. And it's Boston. Everyone's time is slower there than anywhere else. Well, unless you're Ryan Hall, I guess. ;-)

    And I think that's normal for you to get dizzy when there's a ton of runners coming at you at high speed. But not the looking like we're falling down part. You might have been dizzy at the time.

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