Saturday, August 23, 2014

First "Long Run" of My Training Plan

Today was my first "long run". I just completed week one of Hal Higdon's Novice 1 Plan.

I love this: "In a marathon, except at the elite level, you do not beat others, as you might in a mile or a 100-meter dash. Instead you achieve a personal victory. If others finish in front of or behind you, it is only that their personal victories are more or less than yours. A person finishing behind you with less talent or of a different age or sex or various other limiting factors may have achieved a far greater victory."

One exciting possibility about my marathon training is that I will have a lot of personal victories along the way. Today, I ran 6 miles faster than I have before. It was 75 degrees and 90-some percent humidity. I felt awesome. In a few weeks, I will be running father than I ever have before. I'm excited for this process and these opportunities. 

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