- I’m now at the phase where I’m hungry ALL THE TIME.
- The thought of running 20 miles now no longer scares me. The very first time I tried to run 20 miles, I found it very daunting. Now it’s just another training run on my plan.
- It’s clear that my body is not meant for long distances, like the marathon. I feel a sense of accomplishment and a job well done after I do speed work or a tempo run. After I do a long run, I feel . . . like I ran for hours. Oddly I don’t get that sense of accomplishment, which is silly because I did accomplish something. Twenty miles ain’t easy. I just really prefer to run for shorter and more intense periods.
- I’m in a bit of lull in training. The newness of training has worn away, but the race is far away enough that it doesn’t elicit a spark of excitement. The temptation of skipping training runs is growing stronger, but I know that this is a critical period of my training and I shouldn’t be skipping runs.
- I don’t think this will be my first and only marathon. There are a couple things I want to do, such as Big Sur International Marathon (which has been on my bucket list FOREVER), but after I do those, I think that’ll be it for me in terms of marathons. Who knows, maybe between now and when I finish my wish list, I’ll grow to love marathoning, but this is how I feel now.
- Sometimes I feel narcoleptic and fall asleep randomly in the middle of the afternoon. Thankfully work is slow right now and this doesn’t matter.
I’m presuming that many of my feelings are the normal usual things that people feel while training. How’s your training going?