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.
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    And we're supposed to get even more snow! I like the snow and being outside, but the long runs can be brutal depending on which park you pick. I made the mistake of thinking that the snow in HighBanks would be packed down from all of the other runners. Whoops!

    And for some reason, I just can't hack more than an hour on the treadmill.

    I was originally planning to do the Flying Pig Marathon, but I may consider doing the Cap City half marathon instead.
    2926 days ago
    It hasn't been fit for running in Central Ohio for quite some time now, IMO.

    Are you planning to run the Cap City in May? It's looking like we'll have quite a big group of Sparks running that day.

    Best wishes in your training.
    2926 days ago
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