You may not be able to tell, when you see me running down the street. Usually I look like one of those weekend warriors, but I'm not. Really, I'm not. I may not look as cool as the triathletes I see training on my Saturday morning run. I am pretty slow, I don't look like a runner.
But as all those other people pass me running down the road, I can smile because I know, that despite every expectation, I am a running, I am more than that.
I am a Marathoner!
Yep, I am! Believe it!
And so, here's the proof: a recap from the past two weeks
Saturday--14.4 miles (2:55)
Tuesday-3.2 miles (34:54)
Thursday--3 miles (32:00)
Saturday--8.2 miles (1:27)
Total for those two weeks: 32 miles
Now I know that I am not running nearly as many miles as many others who are also training for a marathon--but I am aiming for completing, hopefully somewhere around 5 hours, and others I know are shooting for Personal Records. My PR will be finishing.
Upcoming this week is 16 miles on Saturday and this is where I knew I would begin to struggle. I can't even begin to conceptualize what it will mean to run 16 miles--I can't picture how far that really is nor how long it will really take me. in the next six weeks I will do 16, 18 and 20 mile runs in preparation for the real thing. This will make or break me--I am hoping that what happens is that I do battle with my will and I win, I complete these runs and have cemented within myself the understanding that I am capable, that really I can run a whole marathon (i've already paid the registration money, so I'd better be able to!)
And I'll take any joiners for any of those miles. See you on the road!