Saturday, 12 January 2008
I finally ran again!
After nine days - I ran for the first time today. I ran a little over 4 miles. It felt good. The sun was shining, it was about 35 degrees when I started and close to 40 by the time I was done. It was great.
Last week I worked between 11 and 12 hours a day every single day. Most days I didn't even get to eat lunch. It was grueling and I am glad it is over.
It was so glorious to wake up this morning and know that I had time to run. And so I did. And I enjoyed it.
I think my problem is that I am aimless. I haven't decided what race I want to do, or what distance, or whether I want to do a triathlon, or a couple of half-marathons, or a marathon... And I have no training plan.
Here is what I decided this morning. I should start training for a marathon. If I get to the point where I can't increase my distance, I will know that half-marathon is my limit. But I don't know that now.
So I have a question for all of you running wizards: What training plan do you advise? I have a stack of books on how to train for a marathon, and it seems like they all contradict one another. What have you guys done?
Thanks - I appreciate your help - always!