For the last two months or so, I've been training to run in the Cap City Quarter Marathon on May 3. I know 6.5 miles is probably not impressive to most, but I wanted to set what I felt was an achievable goal and get my feet wet to see if maybe I could eventually train for a half. Training has been going so-so. I haven't been as disciplined as I would like and I'm paying for it because seriously- I am so slow.
I'm linking up with Runners Tell All today. The April topic is "a bad race or training and what you learned from it." Because I haven't been at the whole training thing for very long at all, I thought I'd share some of the good, bad, and ugly truths that no one tells you about running...
Runner's high is a thing, y'all. It is such an amazing feeling of accomplishment to run longer, run faster and run farther than you did the week before. Not to mention the endorphins. Woop, woop!
It hurts. Inevitably, after every single run, something hurts. If it's not my hips, it's my knees. If it's not my knees, it's my ankles. If it's not my ankles, it's the arches of my feet. It sucks, but it's a necessary evil and trains you to listen to your body.
Snot rockets. Enough said.
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Have you ever trained for a race? Do you have any tips on how I can increase my speed?