Marathon training = half marathon training
Sunday, February 14, 2010
To start off, I'm a bit frustrated. After being snowed in last weekend and not getting to run my week 5, 10 mile long run, I was looking forward to this weekend's long run. I wanted to reassure myself that I was going to be able to do this. I went to one of the snow-covered metro parks to try to run 12 miles. I made it about 15 minutes through the snow and just knew that there was no way it was going to happen. It was like running through really soft sand. No stability and absolutely frustrating.
I guess the lesson is that perhaps I need to start out a little more slowly with goal setting. I know that I can run a half-marathon. I feel good on the 10 mile runs. 13.1 miles is something I can easily achieve. Once I accomplish those 13 miles, I can set my sights on the big one.