Has it really been since Tuesday that I last posted? I guess I'm already on summer time.
I've run 4 days so far this week for a total of 15.52 miles (not that I count it down to the inch or anything). So tonight I need to run 4.48 miles & I'll hit my goal of running 20 miles this week. I'll probably round up to 4.5, just for fits & giggles.
To put this 20 mile thing in perspective, I've run four 20 mile weeks since I started running back in April 2007. One of those weeks was the Evansville half marathon, so really it's been three non-race weeks that I've run 20 miles.
So a consistent 20 mile week is a big goal for me. And it's an important part of getting ready to train for next year's marathon.
And maybe, if I keep saying it often enough & telling enough people about my plans for April 2010, the marathon will actually happen.
They say running is 90% mental. I'm working on the mental part by cementing the idea of "I will run a marathon" not "I might run a marathon."
The other 10% is physical (personally, I think physical preparation is a lot more than 10% of long distance running, but I'm just using these percentages for argument's sake).
The physical part for me started back on April 2, 2007, when I logged my first "walk/run" of 2.11 miles at 191.4 pounds.
It's hard to believe what a difference two years can make.
Happy weekend, bloggers!