Marathon training has been going well. I think I’ve finally learned to take it a little easier on long runs in the heat and humidity, so I’m feeling stronger throughout the run.
This Sunday will bring a new milestone for me: a personal record for distance. My training plan calls for 14 miles and to date, the longest I’ve ever run is the 13.1 in May’s Flying Pig Half Marathon. And it only goes up from there. I’m looking forward to pushing myself further and further, but at the same time, I’m nervous about failing.
I have always been terrible about asking for help when I needed it. I believe that stubbornness has an upside: self-reliance. However, I’ve also noticed that I run better and more confidently when I’m with others. So I think I’m going to have to reach out to running friends to see if anyone is crazy enough to run with me for some portion of these hot Sunday long runs.