Alternative title: Marathon training has started!!
15 minutes of the running ABC
45 minutes of running
Total of 9km in 1 hour, 42 seconds – 131 days until I’m a marathoner!
Last Thursday. Not much has changed.
I woke up this morning at 5.30, looked outside, and went straight back to bed.
It’s been raining for days now. Usually, I wouldn’t have gone running today. I am perfect in making running plans and then fail before training even started. I run when I feel like it. Running is supposed to be fun, and it just isn’t fun to run on a cold, rainy day. End of story.
On the other hand, running a marathon isn’t fun, and training for it isn’t either. It’s called a marathon for a reason. It’s going to hurt, and there are going to be days where I might wish I had another hobby, e.g. collecting stamps. I knew that.
However, I am looking forward to the marathon training and the marathon itself like I haven’t looked forward to something for a really long time.
Today was my first official training run for the Berlin Marathon training cycle, and todays run hurt. It was a mental battle, and I hate to admit that my first training run for my first marathon didn’t feel easy.
I am glad I went, though. They say that you’ll never regret a workout, and it must be true a little. Knowing that not all runs can be great, I am looking forward to the upcoming month and all of the runs during the training.
With or without heavy legs.
With or without rain.