~ Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~
~ When you’re prepared, you’re more confident. When you have a strategy, you’re more comfortable. ~
~ The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. ~
I went back last night to look at my journey of training as I could not sleep after a very busy day of flag football, kid duty while Amanda was busy tutoring and running, then off to Lego Robotics practice, rushing home to host an online meeting with teachers from several countries, and then wrapping up all the loose ends of a busy day online. I was so tired I was not tired.
I decided that I wanted to see the overall picture of my journey bringing me to this moment of running a marathon. Despite my posts and training I still feel like I am not ready at times. With the tapering the last two weeks I almost feel out of shape as I have not been running as much. I know that is a normal feeling, but man it really messes with my mind.
I tallied my workouts and calculated what I have all done to get me to this point. I had to determine where to start the tracking. I decided to start with June 5th when I officially started the marathon training. I did not include the base training prior to this date or the several starts to training from February – May. June 5th was my day that I cemented my goal and training.
From June until today here is what I have been able to calculate
- 83 hours of running of biking
- 528 miles of running
- 135 miles of biking