Seriously, I was SOAKED!
Even though I didn't want to go, I forced myself to do the run anyways, for several reasons. One, it might be similar conditions for the actual marathon so it's better to train in all weather conditions just in case. Two, running in that kind of weather makes one mentally tough, which is another good trait to have when training for a marathon. And three, if I didn't go on that day, I would have any other time to do the run, so I pretty much had to go.
I'm not going to lie, running 21 miles pretty much sucks. Running 21 miles in the pouring rain and crazy 30-mph wind sucks even more. BUT...it's done and now I have exactly five weeks to taper my training before the big race. And I have to say, marathon-prep has done wonders for my body (abs o' steel, yo!) Hopefully I will continue to train after the race so I still look good for my wedding almost two months later.
It feels good to make it this far in my training, somehow (miraculously) un-injured (knock on wood, knock on wood!) and still enthusiastic about running. I've ran, I've strength-trained, I've stretched and I've mentally prepared, so bring it on, Boston Marathon, I'm ready for ya!
Anyone else training for a race a month or two before your wedding?