Focusing in on the middle miles of the Ventura Marathon 12 days ago. I focused on one mile at a time minimizing and trying to avoid bad miles. I didn't have a bad mile that day. Perhaps the only race I've run that well and consistent. I'll try to replicate it tomorrow at Revel. #RunItFast#VenturaMarathon
Respect all... Fear none.
This pic was taken at around mile 24, coming up to Mile 25 last Sunday at the #venturamarathon . The struggle was real for me on the last 5 miles of this marathon, the main objective at this point was to just reach the finish line and live to fight another day.
The first 18 miles were glorious, effort level and hydration were right on track, once Mile 19 came around my stomach started to feel some type of way, by mile 20 I started to feel a little nauseous, had to slow down quite significantly and felt like throwing up every time I would attempt to get back on pace.
Needless to say, that last 5k felt like the longest 5k ever, there was a lot of shuffling and very easy jogging along the way. -
Not every race is a Dream race, sometimes things go south and you have to be prepared for it, physically and mentally. Marathons are a test of Will and strength, they require your respect and preparation. Don't be fooled by the fairy tales out there, even if you're well trained and prepared (which I wasn't for this one) it can still make you pay.
Anyways, every race is different. Take what the day gives you and enjoy the journey. Respect all, Fear None. 🤘🏽😎
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STOKED (and a little nervous) to be running my first marathon in 10 years with @thesaltylittlerunner and @whenjamiesmiles_ next week!
It has been a friggin journey of almost 2 years trying to get back into shape after taking time off to heal both physically and MENTALLY (more mentally) after college athletics and I am still in the process. There were countless days where I set out for a run and found myself spent after 5 minutes....sometimes even less. I would get upset with myself because knew what I was capable of and I couldn’t even come moderately close.
It took a lot of mental retraining to be okay with the fact that I wasn’t the same athlete. A lot has changed and I am still growing and for me that is what matters. These past few years have probably been the hardest challenge I have had to overcome in my running career and I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of myself for not giving up through it all.
Don’t give up on the things you love just because you hit a road block. Figure out a way to get through it and persevere. I promise it’s worth it. #venturamarathon#running#love
I’m physically not that strong but mentally I usually feel like I can do anything. Glad I push myself to do stuff like this. Of course once I crossed the finish line I wanted to retire my running career. But I think I will keep going. Maybe when I’m done having kids I will accomplish a full. You are stronger then you think 😘 #venturamarathon#halfmarathon
All the miles have been run, the carbs have been eaten...the panic attacks are done...now it’s time to see what I can do 👊🏽. #venturamarathon I’m comin for you 🏃🏾♀️!!
29 4572:45 AM Oct 22, 2017
A big shoutout to ALL of the 800+ volunteers and staff last weekend helping us out the the #VenturaMarathon, we couldn’t have done it without you!!
2 9112:05 AM Oct 30, 2017
We came, we ran, we cheered, we crushed. So unbelievably proud of everyone who raced #venturamarathon!!!!!! There's a lot of love in this tribe ❤
2 1557:46 PM Oct 22, 2017
I ran from Ojai to Ventura and all I got was sore legs... anddd a huge PR and this gorgeous age group award! Thanks for a great weekend, #venturamarathon, and shoutout to @scottcruns, @seanlarson, and my momma for being the best support team ever, as usual!