As lame as it may seem to anyone out there who is in any kind of shape at all, today was an accomplishment for me. I actually finished this week's training. Three days, 30 minutes, 17 min/mi pace.
I actually learned something this morning, too. Never run in cold weather without Kleenex. You aren't the only thing running.
Today was good. Though I can't say I thoroughly enjoyed it, I was able to push myself and get back 4.5 minutes earlier than usual. It felt good to push ahead of my required pace.
As a side note, just so everyone knows, I don't care about pace once it gets to the marathon. My goal is to finish....running, walking, or crawling....unfortunately I think the third option is probably more likely. I was at the marathon website the other day and I started panicking a little. This is a pretty cool marathon. It crosses the border with Canada twice, you run underneath the Detroit River, take a spin on Belle Isle, etc. Unfortunately, if you don't reach the first border crossing by a certain time, they come and pick you up and your race is over. I can just see it now. "okay, let's go pick up all the marathoner-wanna-be-losers" that just wasted their registration fees. I mean, come on......I'm sure no one who starts the marathon thinks they're going to be one of the 'picked-up-ones'. Oh, well. There are certainly worse things in life.
Week One training: Complete!