Thursday, May 15, 2008

Definitely Seeing Progress

Last night Susannah and I went on a run. It was a run we had done before and struggled with quite a bit. It starts out almost a mile uphillish and I wasn't ready for it when we did it the first time, and I wasn't sure if we'd be ready when we went again last night. But to my delight and surprise, it was good! I mean it wasn't great, not like I was leaping and bounding up the hill, but it wasn't as much of a struggle and I didn't want to collapse and die when we reached the end of the first of three miles.

I was saying to Susannah how it's nice to see the progress in that way. It's helpful and motivating.

I talked with Hal yesterday to find out what I should be running this week and when he said I'd be doing a 5-mile run for my long run, I told him that I really felt like that was going to be hard for me. His response? "You're training for a marathon, it's not going to be easy." I said, "I know, I know. That's why we're having these conversations." He also pointed out that it's not like I'm doubling my mileage or anything, I'm only adding 25% onto the previous longest distance.


I'm up for it, I really am. (And thankfully so is Susannah) But it is going to be hard. Which as Hal said, training for the marathon isn't supposed to be easy, so what do I expect?

Watch out 5-miles, here we come!


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