16th Feb 2014

Another weekend, another snowstorm, another cancelled group run.  I really hope the superstition is true, that the worse the weather during training, the better the weather on race day.  With the training season we’ve had this year, we’re looking at 50 degrees and sunny on April 21st.  But I digress…

So far this year, my long runs have been a lot easier than I expected. Maybe because the second time around, the distance isn’t as intimidating - but over the past few weeks, I’ve done 14-16 mile runs with relative ease.  That is, until this week.

No dancing around it - this week was rough.  The pace and distance was consistent with what I’ve been doing lately, but it felt like so much more of a chore this week.  Good thing I had a couple running buddies, two of my DFMC teammates Justin and Elise, otherwise there’s no way I would have gotten through 16 miles.  

It’s runs like this where you have to dig deep and remember why you are out there.  Often times, the focus is on the running, and you forget why you decided to do this in the first place.  Days like today humble you and remind you that, even when you want to quit, there’s a reason much bigger than yourself why you do this.  I’ve got a full post about my reasons for running coming up, so more on that later…

Race day is creeping up, just over 2 months to go.  Off to Hyannis next week for the half marathon.