~ The People’s Marathon ~ I’m feelin it.
The Marine Corps Marathon, the annual race known as the “The People’s Marathon” brings together runners from all walks of life to participate in a patriotic race and a day of family-friendly activities.
Marathon Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010. Start Time: 7:50 a.m.
The Marine Corps Marathon starts in Arlington, VA, and winds its way through Rosslyn along Lee Highway before turning on Spout Run and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After crossing the Key Bridge into Georgetown, the course returns to the Palisades Community for a scenic view of Canal Road, and then travels down M Street, turning on Wisconsin Avenue and then K Street. The course will then pass the Kennedy Center and take runners into Hains Point at approximately the halfway point of the race. Afterwards, runners pass the Jefferson Memorial before entering the National Mall and pass numerous monuments, memorials and landmarks, such as, the Lincoln, FDR, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran’s memorials, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol.
Runners return to Virginia via the 14th Street Bridge. For the final miles, runners will return past the Pentagon and along Route 110 before reaching the legendary Marine Corps War Memorial finish line.
Why oh why am I telling you all this???
I am a people therefore, I registered for the 35th running of the Marine Corps Marathon. There, I said it. It’s in the universe now. I can’t take it back.
I have mixed feelings right now. Let’s just say, all the injuries I’ve been dealing with, concern me a bit. I know I can run the marathon. So, that’s not the concern. My concern is getting injured during training.
And I use the term training pretty lightly. I will not be following a specific training plan. Not that there is anything wrong with that at all. But, for me these sorts of rigid training plans just doesn’t work. I will have a friend giving me training advice as far as long training runs go. I will get those done for sure. I also have many options for speed workouts. There is a weekly speed crew that meets in Central Park and are friends of mine. I may give that a go. There are also weekly Nike runs plus lots of other groups to join. So, my training will not be a solo venture at all.
The race plus the day or two leading up to the race will be a blast. I have not been to DC in years so I am really looking forward to spending some time there. I am slowly convincing my sister to take the trip with me and that would really be awesome. Some quality time with my sister would really put me in the right frame of mind to run an awesome marathon. Plus, I have ton’s of friends running it as well, so I sense there will be many a meet up/tweet up/ and Daily Mile representin going on. It’s not going to be so much about how fast I can run it as it will be just to enjoy my surroundings and crossing that finish line strong.
So, yes. To quote Jay-Z ~ I’m feelin it
I’m feelin it fill the glass to the top with Moet
Feelin it feel the Lex pushin up on the set
I’m feelin it through the high that you get from the lie
Feelin it if you feel it raise your l in the sky