Next Stop: Finish Line

Thinking all the good thoughts about the Geneva Marathon….

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!


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