Thursday, June 7, 2012

If The Running Shoe Fits....

I did it again!
It was a struggle this morning, but I made it out to run.

(So maybe I didn't run 22 miles, but this is still about the same train of thought I had going on- except I focused more on wanting banana peanut butter frozen greek yogurt tonight)

Today was another fantastic run for me. 2 miles in 28:06. Not too shabby.
I'm beginning to see that my short runs are getting a little faster, as I'm able to maintain around a 14:00-14:30min/mile pace more often than not. I'm hoping this means my endurance for longer runs will get better also. I will find out on Sunday when I do my 4 mile run. Wish me luck!

Alas, there were no horn honks or random strangers cheering me on this time out, but it's okay. I still feel it was a very good run. I always feel so accomplished after I run- love it!

Oh! I have a fun story for you and want to know y'alls thoughts on this-

 I was talking with one of my cast mates last night and he asked if I would ever run a full marathon. I chuckled and said, "Most likely not." When he questioned why, I replied, "I have difficulty with 13.1, I can't even begin to imagine doing 26.2." He gave me a small smile, mulling over my answer, before responding with, "Yea, but I bet you thought you could never do 13.1 either, and here you are planning to do at least 2 other half marathons." I was silent. I, honestly, had never thought about that. 26.2 miles just seems like such an intimidating number to me. But, then again, when I started training for my first 5k, so did 13.1miles. I swore up and down I would never run a half marathon- and now, not only have I already done 1, I'm planning to do 2 others. The more I thought about it, the more the idea of running a full marathon intrigued me. I think I may do it (which if anyone knows me, you know this is a HUGE thing for me to say). If I do decide to train and run a full marathon, it will not be this year as I'm already commited to my Hartford half training again, but I may do it next year. Perhaps in February 2013 I will run the Princess Half and then start training for the ING Full Marathon in October 2013.

I'm not fully committed to the idea yet, but it is something I'm keeping in the back of my mind.


Wells L said...

Of course you can!!! You're so right, 5K seemed impossible, but then we did that and 13.1 seemed like a freakzoid nightmare and then we've done it. For me, it's all about time. I was SHOCKED and remain bummed by how long it takes to train for a half. Because I'm slow my long runs of 10, 11, 12 miles take 3-3.5 hours and then there are the 3,4,5 milers the same week which takes like 3 hours plus any xtraining. Just sooo much time involved in training for a half, can't imagine how much time it would take to run an 18, 20, 22 mile training run.
YES - YOU COULD DO IT!!!! My training partner "C" is doing her first full in January at Disney - I'm beyond impressed - she'll be 55 and this is on her bucket list!!!

Suz and Allan said...

You can do it! I can relate so much to the idea that even a 10K after my first 5K seemed impossible. The sky is the limit!

Amy said...

I wish you the best!!! I have been considering a full also, but don't know if I will ever do it.