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Now that I’ve run 7 of them, I consider myself kind of a seasoned marathon runner. Not an expert, but I know a little something about how to crank through the good old 26.2 and come out alive on the other end.
You’ve probably heard people talk about hitting “the wall” somewhere between miles 16-22. Now, trust me, I have hit that wall hard as a rock. But, that’s not usually what gets me.
What gets me — is the legs. When your lungs feel great and you’ve got plenty of energy to finish but your legs are just aching like crazy. It’s like churning frozen butter to make them move back and forth (or so it seems.) Kind of looks hard:
|Looks hard. It was.|
So, what do you do? It seems so silly to stop and walk when your body actually feels good. You implement what I like to all Operation Ignore. It’s really fun
I’ve consulted with some of my favorite marathoners (including Maggie!!) to compile of a list of ways that you too can participate in Operation Ignore and finished your marathon with a shiny, new PR!
|Lindsey & Glenn, tons of BQs in this pic|
In the words of Sheryl Crow, “No one said it would be easy, but no one said it’d be this hard.” Well, get ready cause it’s NOT easy but that’s part of the magic.
Thanks to the lovely, talented and best runner friend a girl could ever have, Maggie, for helping compile this list and always being there to run off the stresses of life with me. Runner friends get it!
‘Cause there’s almost no better feeling in the world than THIS: