Slow runners make fast runners look good. You’re welcome.
Tonight was the first day of marathon training and to say it was a humbling experience is putting it mildly. It’s been quite some time since I had any consistency in my running, so I can see that the road ahead will be a long, slow one – but I’m looking forward to it!
My run tonight was literally 2.5 x around our block. It was slow. My average pace was around 7:50/km (some people walk faster than this.) But when I can hear the negative thoughts creep into my head like, ‘who are you kidding? you can’t do a marathon, you’re too damn slow.’ I remind myself that at 21 weeks pregnant, I ran a Spartan Race and finished 99 in my age group. As you may recall, I found the Spartan Race to be more challenging than any other race I’ve participated in. So even though they’re totally different races, I feel like I’m stubborn enough to push myself. And if not, at least I tried!
So tonight was slow and steady. The thing I know for sure is that I cannot possibly get any slower and things are looking up!