Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

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And it started….

Up before dawn, light breakfast, final check to my hand luggage (the running gear are the most important part, right?) and off I went in the dark and rainy city.
Wait at the airport is way better than at home! Flying shortly, so taking my second breakfast now!

NY marathon is on. Despite the storm and consequences on the city and all over, the shore is still on. Unsure what to expect of the city after this natural event. Will see soon…

Body is fine, stomach is upset, throat is aching, mind half ok but will do for now… Exciting! First challenge is to keep hydrated during the flights…

2 DAYS TO GO…


Packing day – Boring day!

Today was planned an easy run, but after sleeping with Salonpas on my heels (!), decided to skip it. Turning around at home, packing stuff, tidying, reading on the net for the NY marathon news… Nothing really to keep the mood up so put on my gear (first outing with long tights since a while!) and went for an easy run with 1km fast (planned at MP but went way faster than 5Kpace…). Takida in the ears for the first 2K was a perfect start! Good to run a bit and get some fresh air, although the stomach felt a bit worried and had to fight for not stopping and throwing up (yaaa, gross). Back home warm shower helped a bit. Fixed a bit at home / watched tv and decided for a new outing.

A bit of shopping, banana eating, and back home again. Update of training diary and will soon prepare a bulgur sallad for the plane tomorrow so I am sure to have a filled stomach. I guess it is now time to rest.

One more thing: how to get to the ferry on Sunday? If the subway is still stopped, that makes the start of the day pretty difficult to get to the ferry to Staten Island… Flying tomorrow with one stop. Hopefully we’ll get there as planned. Feeling a bit anxious this time  – cannot recall feeling this way before another marathon. Nothing can be done on the training side (!), is there another side?…

3 DAYS TO GO…