Training for MCM14
|Sarah in her Pittsburgian YOU CAN DO IT post run glory!|
Sarah and I used a 'first time marathoner' training plan. She lives in the beautiful, and perpetually cloudy Pittsburgh.
|Me basking in my Oh. I JUST DD THAT relief!|
I live in the wonderful suburbs of Baltimore. Developed by the creator of the Sims (not actually but my neighborhood does look like a Sims creation).
|Training treats were a serious perk!|
Sarah is at least 6 inches taller than me. We have always run at the same pace. Which is why we make such great running partners. However, we feared that we would develope different paces as training progressed. Despite all of our height, trainign backgrounds, and geological differeces, our pace remained EXACTLY the same! WHUUH! We were set to run hand in hand the whole marathon through!
|Imagine the deep fear pre-run being replaced by feeling |
amazingly accomplished & astonished
by your own abilities on a weekly basis.
I am proud of my ability to push myself, overcome doubt, and accomplish physical achievements. I learned more about myself than I ever have. No one made me run, and no one was watching. Just Sarah and I and our sweaty post run 'YOU CAN DO IT, TOO' text exchanges.
By the final week of runing, we had both run 22 miles. The last 4.2 can't be that bad, right?!