Think You Want to Run a Marathon?
Whenever the cool fall weather decides it wants to kick in, I will happily welcome it! These past couple of weeks have been the hottest we’ve had all summer. Right in the peak of this marathon training.
Today’s run was 10 miles at easy pace (8:40 per mile). It wasn’t hard to keep it nice and easy when it’s already hot and humid at 8:00 in the morning. I really tried to not pay attention to pace, and instead focus on form. I tackled a few hills with this run, too. Looking at the course for Indianapolis, it looks like there are a couple of small ones, so I’m hoping to be prepared for that. Overall, other than it being hot, it was a good run. At least I picked a nice and mostly shady area to run.
I was surprised at how many people were out running this morning!
Is running a marathon or half marathon on your Bucket List? If so, now is a great time to work your way into running so that when training for spring races begins, you will be in shape to get started! There are even plenty of running plans out there for those who have never run a mile in their life. (Here is one of them.)
Our big spring race here is the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini Marathon. You can find other races in your area at hobo.run. This is also a great way to find races if you are traveling somewhere on vacation! I’m not a big traveling person, but my family knows if I can get a race out of it, I’m a happy camper. Also, most spring marathons have started their early registration, so you can register now for a discount. Once you’ve paid for a race, you will be more likely to follow through with the training. I already have few that I am looking into. You don’t have to be a fast runner to do a marathon. You just have to have the desire and commitment to follow through with the work to get you there. Crossing that finish line that you have worked so hard for is incredible.
Hope you have a great day! Go run to the end of your street. I promise it won’t kill you!