In about a month, I will be in Kyoto, Japan, pounding away at the pavement for 42km. Am I ready? Honestly I have no idea how can one be ready for a marathon. There will be always be the 'what if's, 'I should have's and 'could have'.
Gasp! The me a year ago would have balked in horror at the idea of me liking the monotonic, repetitive movements, the tiring yet slow progress of putting one foot in front of the other with no end destination in sight.
|source: The Oatmeal|
I am really starting to look forward to Kyoto Marathon. I can't wait to start in the stadium with 16,000 other runners and to flag off with them. I can't wait to tackle the scenic city of Kyoto by foot and to soak in the atmosphere of the crowd cheering us on at ever turning and road. I can't wait to go back to Osaka and Kyoto where I can load up on ramen and sushi for this race. I just can't wait.
To date, I have done 25km run. I am going to slot in two more long runs before tapering in the two weeks leading up to race.
Any readers running the Kyoto marathon 2016 or have run one? Tell me about by leaving it in the comments section or drop me an email!