Fitness Friday

September 23, 2011

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Training for a marathon...

There is a part of me that is tired of it, tired of not getting to choose when I run, instead looking at a piece of paper to see that I NEED to run a certain distance. Also worried about the taper down period and learning to trust the program.  All this and realizing Chicago is just over 2 weeks away!

Although there is still a lingering high from the Air Force half marathon, recording a PR (2:11:25) and finding out I was 53rd of 299 women in my age group sure added to that high!

With all this running and training I've learned a lot.  Here is just a sampling of the knowledge that running can teach you!

  • It really is a mental sport - there were several times during the Air force half where I had to remind myself that I could run harder!
  • A pace team makes a huge difference and I will continue to sign up with them
  • Setting goals and reaching them lifts you in SO many ways!
  • knowing you can do something before you even start, because you trained your body and mind
  • Finding a race like the Air Force that reminds you why you love to run
  • Having your daughter AND friends that love to race with you makes all the difference!

You can find more fitness friday on Jill's blog here!

Getting nervous, getting ready,

getting excited for Chicago!

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