It’s been a while since I threw down some splits and a sweaty selfie, so…
YOU GUYS. I’m two-and-a-half weeks into Eugene Marathon training, and it’s been kind of blah so far. Not bad, but not great. Sometimes a pace that should be easy leaves me breathing a little too hard.
But tonight I had one of those magical runs where my legs were coursing with energy and running was easy and I was a gazelle, a mothereffing gazelle! This is the fastest I’ve ever run, outside of a few of my Hood to Coast legs, and the best part is that it didn’t even feel like that hard of an effort.
(This is a very rare occurrence, so shhh, I know it’s obnoxious, but let me enjoy it.)
Sometimes you just need a run like this to reinvigorate that love for the sport after it’s been buried under too many crappy runs. I just want to remember this feeling and use it as momentum for the next, uhhhh, 15.5 weeks of training.
HOLY CRAP, SO LONG.
Things are changing big-time around here. It’s been a bit stressful for a few months, but it’s all about to pay off. May will be ah-mazing. Can’t wait to share!!
I’ll try to jump on here more and post about life and training. Since this is marathon #4 and I’m not feeling super ambitious to run a PR — I’m a little distracted by the wedding and keep forgetting about the race, to be honest — I’m not feeling eager to blog every last detail. But maybe when I get into my longer runs, I’ll get the urge to
brag report about them.
OK, brag. Let’s be real.