Ramping up…

February 25, 2009

I’m two weeks into my “official” marathon training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon. I’m starting to psyche myself out, though. Any shortness of breath while running, any soreness, any disruption to my training is starting to freak me out.

This past weekend my long run was 7 miles. It was fairly easy, but its unnerving to think that the marathon is nearly FOUR times that distance. But I’ve got over four months to get there, right? And I did 4 miles yesterday, 5 miles today (following my training schedule, of course) and I’m not in any pain, so I’m on the right track…right? And I’m strength training, stretching, and not pushing myself too hard, so I’ll be fine…right?!

What I SHOULD be thinking is that in two weeks my long run is 10 miles, and that will be my first double-digit run. And that’s freakin’ awesome. 🙂


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