Marathon training. It is tougher than I thought it would be.
I also have concerns about not injuring myself with this increase in mileage. I know about the 10% rule and I am not even coming close to following it. So I will really have to listen to my body and will have to have the discipline to cut short a run or give me extra day of rest if I need it, I mean I am not 25 anymore!
But you know, in a way I think running this marathon will be an awesome experience. I also really think I am starting to like the longer distance races more than the shorter ones. Somebody asked me the other day if I still ran 5K's and I said not really with a little bit of a laugh in the answer. I then wondered why not? Why not run more 5K's? I think I can answer it. I am not fast, and with longer distances, it seems like finishing is more of a accomplishment and no one cares about the time, except you the racer. Who knows?
Anyways, I am going to enjoy thid time that I get to run. I expect it will help my overall run on any distance I choose. I have a scheduled 16 mile on Saturday that I m nervously, but anxiously looking forward to, it will be an experience for me. I will tell you all about it wen I am done!
Thanks for reading!