Before The Marathon
17 mile training run at almost race pace.
Self-talk: You got this. Push through the pain. No stopping. You're strong! Keep going. Good job.
After The Marathon
3 mile easy run, 30 seconds slower than race pace.
Self-talk: Oh my God... gasp... pant... I'm dying. No, seriously, I think I am. Okay, I've got to be close to--Whew! This is HARD--okay, close to 3 miles now. I'll look at--huff-huff-pant--my watch. Hmm... 1.3 miles. Damn, when did this Garmin break?!
The recovery continues...