I'm not certain why I cannot treat my first Marathon like any other long distances races I've participated this past year. The Chicago Distance Classic, Space City 10 Miler, Luke's/Strider's 20K, HMSA 25K and Houstonian Lite 30K. Some were tough, some were tougher and all of them were first time distances for me.
I can't really decide what to wear, how much and what kind of food to eat this week, whether I should tape up the pinkie toe or not, if I should wear a long sleeve or not, if I should show up at 5 or 5:30 Sunday morning. Should I get all my running food ready the night before or make 'em fresh on the morning of? All this nervous energy. Kind of feels like the first time I asked the girl of my dreams out on a date, a long long time ago, in a Galaxy far far away. Just this time, I hope she doesn't say no.