The training is done. My bags are packed. My clothes are picked out. My marathon playlist is officially updated. Nothing but positive, feel-good tunes. This is my marathon emergency plan. I plan to run without music, but this new playlist will be my secret sauce if things get really rough.
So I think that’s it. I’m ready to run the Geneva Marathon.
I am generally in a good head space. While there were a few anxiety nightmares, I have continued to remind myself that I did all the training and I’m as prepared as I can be.
I have obsessed over pace times. I have looked at Strava’s online pace calculator a hundred times, obsessively plugging in numbers in an effort to control my finishing time. There was a time where I thought a sub-4 hour marathon was within reach, but I have decided that is madness. I don’t want to put that much pressure on myself. I am aiming for 4:10-4:15. But you never know. Anything can happen in a marathon.
I am wearing the same socks as my first marathon. I am not superstitious, but it just feels like the right thing to do.
Rain is in the forecast but I have planned for all possibilities. Everything from tsunami to desert. I’m mentally imagining my perfect race. I can literally see myself crossing the finish line.
I have allowed the Geneva Marathon to automatically post my finish line picture to Facebook when I cross the line. I could live to regret this but I’ll try to look victorious. Please like it, even if it’s not very pretty.
Think good vibes for Graham and I on Sunday and stay tuned for a full update next week!
Alright Geneva, let’s do this!