Stockholm Marathon: Three weeks left

So, I did another half marathon today, and did NOT run into the wall this time. I ended up with a finishing time of 2:15:15, which all in all is OK, but it’s going to be difficult to hit my goal of a four-hour marathon with that kind of pace. I’m hoping things will be a little better on race day, what with proper rest before, spectators cheering, energy drinks instead of water, and not having to carry the fluid around myself (I had 1,3 liters with me today, and that does make things even more exhausting).

Still, it will be a challenge to set out for that second lap (the Stockholm marathon course consists of two almost-identical laps around the city), particularly since the actual endurance isn’t my weakest spot. Rather, after running for a long time (like 15 km), my knees, feet and other parts start to ache a lot more. It will be ”interesting” to see how much they’ll hurt on the second lap…