Overheard as I was limping off the course after mile 16 of the NYRR Marathon Training Run yesterday: Only in marathoning would you ever hear someone say I ONLY ran 16 miles today!
Haha! If only the training run MC knew how much she was echoing my sentiments. But that was exactly how I felt right at that moment. Now, I will not go into why I was not able to complete the full 20 miles that I had set out to do. Suffice it to say that it was a combination of not enough food, not enough sleep, some physical ailments that I’ve been trying to ignore, and a whole list of details that wouldn’t have been factors had I finished my run. Pace leading was such an adventure that I think it overwhelmed me a little bit. Still, I had fun, and it was definitely the highlight of my week. In the future, I must warn myself to prepare adequate for the responsibility, even if I am led to believe that it’s no big deal by everyone else. Live and learn.
Week #2 (9/8-9/14)What I Planned: